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    She had a duck of a boy.

    Hello!

    Here is the following sentence:
    "... Rosemary had been married two years. She had a duck of a boy. No, not Peter - Michael. And her husband absolutely adored her..".
    ("A Cup of Tea" by Katherine Mansfield)

    What does "she had a duck of a boy" mean?

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    Re: She had a duck of a boy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    Hello!

    Here is the following sentence:
    "... Rosemary had been married two years. She had a duck of a boy. No, not Peter - Michael. And her husband absolutely adored her..".
    ("A Cup of Tea" by Katherine Mansfield)

    What does "she had a duck of a boy" mean?

    Thank you!
    Have a look at this link, and see if it helps: ducky adjective - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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