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    unpakwon is offline Senior Member
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    Could you please paraphrase the following part in bold in easy English?

    1. Len was an expert at adapting to any situation, and he could be comfortable mixing it up at a black-tie fund-raiser or up to his neck in mud, checking on a new development. He had a short temper honed over the years by dealing with a myriad of contractors and suppliers who never seemed to do things to his satisfaction.

    2. I remember thinking if I could just make a guaranteed $100,000 a year, then I'd be set for life. Once I hit that goal, however, my bogie rose to $150,000...... then to $200,000...... and it kept rising.

    In the above, is "bogie" another way of expressing "appetite for money?"

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    Default Re: up to his neck in mud

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Could you please paraphrase the following part in bold in easy English?

    1. Len was an expert at adapting to any situation, and he could be comfortable mixing it up at a black-tie fund-raiser or up to his neck in mud, checking on a new development. He had a short temper honed over the years by dealing with a myriad of contractors and suppliers who never seemed to do things to his satisfaction. He is a man who is quite happy in any situation.

    2. I remember thinking if I could just make a guaranteed $100,000 a year, then I'd be set for life. Once I hit that goal, however, my bogie rose to $150,000...... then to $200,000...... and it kept rising. "bogey" = a numerical standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at especially in competition.

    In the above, is "bogie" another way of expressing "appetite for money?" No - it is more like a target.

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    Default Re: up to his neck in mud

    Thank you for the help.

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