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    someone gets testy over tents

    "someone gets testy over tents", please can you help me what does it mean? Is it an idiom?

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    Re: someone gets testy over tents

    Quote Originally Posted by Geunsely View Post
    "someone gets testy over tents", please can you help me what does it mean? Is it an idiom?
    Welcome to the forums. No, it's not an idiom, to "get testy" means to become short-tempered". Where did you find it?

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    Re: someone gets testy over tents

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Welcome to the forums. No, it's not an idiom, to "get testy" means to become short-tempered". Where did you find it?
    Thank you so much. İt is from this whole sentence "Wherein things disappears, Alexia gets testy over tents, and Ivy has an announcement," and it was from a novel, I'm trying to translate it form English to Turkish. Thanks again:)

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    Re: someone gets testy over tents

    It seems three different things happen in that chapter, and one of them is she gets annoyed about tents, for some reason that you'll learn when you read the chapter.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: someone gets testy over tents

    Quote Originally Posted by Geunsely View Post
    Thank you so much. İt is from this whole sentence "Wherein things disappears, Alexia gets testy over tents, and Ivy has an announcement," and it was from a novel, I'm trying to translate it form English to Turkish. Thanks again:)
    I'd suspect that it is not a random "sentence" from this novel; it is a summary below the chapter heading -- as Barb has also identified. (Commonly used among novelists in English until the late nineteenth century).

    Being a translator, and thus knowing how critical context can be, you must surely have considered giving some in your question, before deciding not to. For future questions I can assure you that we would prefer the context up front in the first post.

    There's more that one could say about witty alliterative chapter synopses, but it's not necessary and besides the sentence fragment's function as such is still only a guess.

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