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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    "It's still common that many mothers try to act out their unrealized dreams through their daughter or son."


    Is the underlined phrase a natural collocation?

    As far as I know, we can realize/fulfill a dream. Can we "act out" a dream?

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    Default Re: act out dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    "It's still common that many mothers try to act out their unrealized dreams through their daughter or son."


    Is the underlined phrase a natural collocation?

    As far as I know, we can realize/fulfill a dream. Can we "act out" a dream? Yes. A dream in that context can mean a goal or an ambition that someone (the mother) never achieved.

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