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    #1

    Wink what does this mean?

    I came across this on facebook and it's written by a native speaker of English:

    What I wouldn't give for a personal subscription to the Canadian Modern Language Review . .


    What does it exactly mean? Is there a set phrase/structure here?

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    Re: what does this mean?

    "What I wouldn't give for..." is a fixed construction. It means "I would give anything, no matter how high the cost, for ...", i.e, "I would like it very much".

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