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    kimberly07 is offline Newbie
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    Default "been around the blocks " and "the ship has already sailed on this one"

    I came across these two idioms while watching "Frasier" and couldn't find any definitions on the Net. Frasier says "You've been around the blocks" to his colleague and from the context I assumed it is something to do with her love life, like she's had a lot of boyfriends (but I'm not sure). As for the second one (the ship has already sailed on this one), there are plenty of examples on the Internet, but I can't work out the meaning. Help me please

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    Default Re: "been around the blocks " and "the ship has already sailed on this one"

    If someone has been around the block, they are experienced, so in this case it would mean that she has had a lot of boyfriends. If the ship has already sailed, it's too late.

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    Default Re: "been around the blocks " and "the ship has already sailed on this one"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If someone has been around the block, they are experienced, so in this case it would mean that she has had a lot of boyfriends. If the ship has already sailed, it's too late.
    Thank you very much, now I see.

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