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    No sooner do the children come than the house is thrown into its rough and tumble state.

    What does `house is thrown into its rough and tumble state' here mean?

    Could anyone explain it?

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    In this case it means "disorderly."

    As soon as Mom cleans and tidies the house, the kids come home and throw their school books, coats, and shoes around the room instead of putting them away.

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    Default Re: tumble state

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In this case it means "disorderly."

    As soon as Mom cleans and tidies the house, the kids come home and throw their school books, coats, and shoes around the room instead of putting them away.
    Thank you very much -- Ouish

    It is Excellent example, excellent explanation.

    Now, I understand it.

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