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    Hi Teacher,

    What does "in the creamy milky flesh" mean?

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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    Quote Originally Posted by yanx View Post
    Hi Teacher,

    What does "in the creamy milky flesh" mean?
    Hello, yanx.

    We'll need context to fully understand what it means, but I imagine it refers to "fruit flesh" of some kind.

    (Please wait for native speakers to respond.)

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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    As tzfujimino said, we need the context. Please post the whole sentence where you found this phrase and tell us the general context.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    Quote Originally Posted by yanx View Post
    Hi Teacher,

    What does "in the creamy milky flesh" mean?
    Google returned several hits describing the fruit guanabana (aka soursop) as having creamy, milky flesh. The flesh of the fruit is white and soft.

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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    The dialogue is as follows:

    But I don't give a rat's patootie about the Volvo. In fact, the fact that you are here in the creamy milky flesh means the unibody construction did its job.

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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    Quote Originally Posted by yanx View Post
    The dialogue is as follows:

    But I don't give a rat's patootie about the Volvo. In fact, the fact that you are here in the creamy milky flesh means the unibody construction did its job.
    The speaker is describing the other person's body (physical body) as having creamy, milky flesh. I assume that person is quite pale-skinned. It's simply saying that the fact that the person has successfully arrived by car in one piece (no injuries and still alive) means that the car's "unibody construction" (whatever that is!) has done its job and delivered the driver to their destination with no incidents.
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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The speaker is describing the other person's body (physical body) as having creamy, milky flesh. I assume that person is quite pale-skinned. It's simply saying that the fact that the person has successfully arrived by car in one piece (no injuries and still alive) means that the car's "unibody construction" (whatever that is!) has done its job and delivered the driver to their destination with no incidents.
    Yes, you are right teacher, the person is really quite pale-skinned. Now I understand the situation more accurately. Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    yanx, this is the second time you have failed to give sufficient context to help us answer your questions.

    That's twice you have put MikeNewYork to the trouble of searching google and finding inappropriate answers.

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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The speaker is describing the other person's body (physical body) as having creamy, milky flesh. I assume that person is quite pale-skinned. It's simply saying that the fact that the person has successfully arrived by car in one piece (no injuries and still alive) means that the car's "unibody construction" (whatever that is!) has done its job and delivered the driver to their destination with no incidents.
    Monocoque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Unibody" is the way cars are made nowadays. Frame (chassis) and body are integrated into one unit. As opposed to pickup trucks and other large vehicles where the frame exists as one unit and the truck's body sits on top of the frame.

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    Default Re: in the creamy milky flesh

    I failed to point out in my previous post that "in the flesh" is a common phrase used to mean that someone is physically present.
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