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    Another glass bites the dust?

    Hello!

    I was taking a nap (or at least trying to) with my wife when we heard the sound of shattering glass coming from the kitchen. We have some relatives at home and I was sure one of them had just broken a glass. Then I said: one glass less. But I kept thinking: is it right? I wanted to say that we had lost a glass.

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    Re: Another glass bites the dust?

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Hello!

    I was taking a nap (or at least trying to) with my wife when we heard the sound of shattering glass coming from the kitchen. We have some relatives at home and I was sure one of them had just broken a glass. Then I said: one glass less. But I kept thinking: is it right? I wanted to say that we had lost a glass.

    Tks Thanks in advance,
    Tito
    You could say some of the following: we lost a glass, a glass was broken, somebody broke a glass, and many more. You could even say, another glass bit the dust - in the sense that someone, or something, fell into the dust - they died or were injured.

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    Re: Another glass bites the dust?

    ... or even, if it's a common occurence, 'There goes another one'; what the 'one' is, and what has happened to it, is understood.

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    Re: Another glass bites the dust?

    Someone in another room who simply heard the sound of breaking glass could say to others "Uh oh, someone's having a smashing time!" This is a pun on the use of the word "smashing" which can mean "fantastic, wonderful, great".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Another glass bites the dust?

    Lol! That's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you and have a happy new year!
    Last edited by TitoBr; 31-Dec-2012 at 14:40. Reason: correction

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