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    Default Two questions about expressions

    Hey, I would have two questions about expresssions:

    First, "My skin prickled."

    The girl si embarrassed. The next sentence is "My face felt hot"

    Secondly, "I wanted to knock him off his high horse."

    The boy has principes, and the girl is tired of those.

    Thank you very much

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    Default Re: Two questions about expressions

    In the second, his principles are excessive and irritating.

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    Default Re: Two questions about expressions

    1)If part of your body prickles, it feels as if a lot of sharp points are touching it because you are frightened or excited:
    Eg: Arana started to be worried and felt the back of his neck prickle.

    2)"I wanted to knock him off his high horse." This means to push push him off the horse and down to earth.

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    Default Re: Two questions about expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    ..."I wanted to knock him off his high horse." This means to push him off the horse and down to earth.
    That's a figurative horse, of course. I've been knocked off my high horse once or twice, but I've never ridden a quadruped of any kind

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