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    Default Got the touch of a blacksmith

    Do you know what this expression means?
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    Default Re: Got the touch of a blacksmith

    It sounds as if the person does not have a delicate touch- a bit sarcastic.

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    Default Re: Got the touch of a blacksmith

    Thanks
    Maybe it's said about hard-handed (i mean strict and tough) people... It has to be an idiom, Google finds some pages with this expression.

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    Talking Re: Got the touch of a blacksmith

    It's not in common usage as an idiom, so I'd forget it. You'll just get strange looks. If you have to do very much research on an English idiom, chances are good that ... it's not one.

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    Default Re: Got the touch of a blacksmith

    Actually I can't forget it... I have to make a translation. I just wanted to know approximately about what kind of people it is used. It's not literal... Google found this on a page: "our mayor has got the touch of a blacksmith" I'm sure it's not about his hands.

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    Talking Re: Got the touch of a blacksmith

    ok, just understand that it's not an idiom.... just some writer being expressive.

    ..........Idiom-hood requires some degree of community acceptance among expert speakers.

    This was just an example of figurative speech by a writer, then.

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