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    Dear teachers,
    2 questions here:

    1.
    Talking about food/meals and so on,
    what does "body" mean in "It tastes mellow and has body, doesn't it'?
    What kind of taste is it ?

    2.
    Talking about disputes,
    what does "tit-for-tat" mean in "That's just a tit-for-tat remark, isn't it?"
    What kind of dispute/remark is it?

    Thanks!!

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    See:

    Tit-for-tat

    BODY:

    13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength;
    as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
    From: http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dream/body
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    Here is the definition of body that you are looking for:


    To respond tit for tat means to respond in kind. It means, for example, to return an insult for an insult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Here is the definition of body that you are looking for:



    :)
    Ah, thanks, I guess I've got the idea.

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    Default Re: body & tit-for-tat

    tit-for-tat adj
    done in return or retaliation for a similar act: a spate of tit-for-tat killings. (earlier tip-for-tat) Collins Dictionary New Edition 1998
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