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    Question Picking out drapes

    I am a woman living in Japan. I have been studying English with watching American DVDs. Now I enjoy watching "Alf" that is an American sitcom.

    There is a scene I don't understand. Could someone help me?

    Alf likes Lyn who is a girl living with him. Some day Lyn went out with
    a boy, so Alf disturbed her. Alf said, " That's the way it starts. First a small kiss. The next thing you know, They're picking out your drapes."

    What does "picking out your drapes" mean?
    In this case, I wonder if drapes mean curtain or skirt.

    I'm waiting for your answer.

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    Re: Picking out drapes

    Welcome, ngn-hsk.

    It means to start a home / a life together.


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    Re: Picking out drapes

    "That's the way it starts. First a small kiss. The next thing you know, They're picking out your drapes."
    Picking out the drapes is choosing curtains, something a couple do when they are setting up home together. The sentence is saying that you start with a kiss, and end up living together.


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    Re: Picking out drapes

    Thank you very much for your quick replies.
    Now I can understand the meaning.
    I sometimes have difficulty in understanding
    the TV program, but it is fun for me.
    If I have another question, I'll post message
    to here again. Thanks again!

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