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    Default eating one too many donuts

    I don't understand the following in red.

    Some people's unhealthy habit is occasionally eating one too many donuts. But most often, with people who choose transformation, it's something more than that. There are almost as many kinds of addictive habits as there are people. Yes, they include drug and alcohol problems.

    Is it just saying "some people have a habit of eating too many donuts (i.e. junk food)"?

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    Default Re: eating one too many donuts

    Yes.

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    Default Re: eating one too many donuts

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    I don't understand the following in red.

    Some people's unhealthy habit is occasionally eating one too many donuts. But most often, with people who choose transformation, it's something more than that. There are almost as many kinds of addictive habits as there are people. Yes, they include drug and alcohol problems.

    Is it just saying "some people have a habit of eating too many donuts (i.e. junk food)"?

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    If your question relates to the phrase in red, then the phrase means something specific. If X is the limit to the healthy number of donuts to eat, some people's unhealthy habit is to occasionally eat X+1 donuts.

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    Default Re: eating one too many donuts

    We use the phrase fairly casually. It doesn't have to mean exactly "X+1" but it's something around that figure. If a friend saw me in the street, looking a little ill and rubbing my stomach, she might say "What's wrong with you?" and I might reply "I think I might have eaten one doughnut too many". I'm not giving her an exact figure. I'm just saying that I should have stopped eating doughnuts before I did.
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