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    in somebody's field

    Hi,

    When you are on someone's field, play by their rules.

    What does it mean? Thanks!

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    Re: in somebody's field

    Hi,

    IMO, it means that when you're not in an environment you're not familiar with, you should act as you see the others acting.

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    Re: in somebody's field

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    IMO, it means that when you're not in an environment you're not familiar with, you should act as you see the others acting.
    Yeah. What about this one:
    He is the most intelligent scientist in his field.

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    Re: in somebody's field

    Quote Originally Posted by matf9999 View Post
    Yeah. What about this one:
    He is the most intelligent scientist in his field.
    What about it?. 'Field' here pretty clearly means something rather different, and a dictionary will help you discover what it does mean.

    'Yeah' is not generally a good response to someone who has tried to help you. It suggests a challenge, a non-acceptance of what has been said.

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