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    Raring to go...

    Frog spends its winters interned in subzero sleep, its tissues steel-rigid, and revives in the spring raring to go.

    Please answer me the above highlighted words in the sentence .... what exactly this sentence says ?????


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    Re: Raring to go...

    Quote Originally Posted by gopani View Post
    Frog spends its winters interned in subzero sleep, its tissues steel-rigid, and revives in the spring raring to go.

    Please explain to me the above highlighted words in the sentence. What exactly does this sentence say? ????


    Thank you.
    Please do not use multiple punctuation marks.

    Where did you encounter the quoted sentence? Who wrote it?

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    Re: Raring to go...

    Actually i was reading a passage of my reading comprehension book(entrance exam for MBA) and i am supposed give some answer of questions. This passage is big and this was the sentence that i did not understand. This passage was on biological research of Frog.

    Thank you for reply.

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    #4
    He was raring to go means he could hardly wait to begin in AmE.

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    #5

    Re: Raring to go...

    I think this gives a likely explanation for this saying:
    Urban Dictionary: rearing to go
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rearing_(horse)

    Horses 'rear'; they don't 'rare'. I had always thought this to be an American pronunciation of 'rear'.

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    Re: Raring to go...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think this gives a likely explanation for this saying:
    Urban Dictionary: rearing to go
    Rearing (horse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Horses 'rear'; they don't 'rare'. I had always thought this to be an American pronunciation of 'rear'.
    You bring up an interesting point. How did the variant of "rear" end up the most common (at least in AmE) form in the expression? I have never heard "rearing to go", and I have had plenty experience with rearing horses..

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