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    journey of a thousand lifetimes

    "Looks like you in the middle of a journey of a thousand lifetimes."

    What is the meaning of this phrase: journey of a thousand lifetimes?
    How could I paraphrase it?


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    Re: journey of a thousand lifetimes

    It doesn't sound like anything that would be uttered by a native-speaker of English unless it was in a poem or song. I can only guess that the intended meaning is something along the lines of -

    "It looks like you are in the middle of the journey of a lifetime."

    This means that the speaker believes that the journey the listener is currently on is something wonderful and that the opportunity to undertake such a journey is very rare indeed.

    perhaps by saying 'a thousand lifetimes' instead of simply 'a lifetime' the speaker was trying to add emphasis to this already very strong expression.

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    Re: journey of a thousand lifetimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    It doesn't sound like anything that would be uttered by a native-speaker of English unless it was in a poem or song. I can only guess that the intended meaning is something along the lines of -

    "It looks like you are in the middle of the journey of a lifetime."

    This means that the speaker believes that the journey the listener is currently on is something wonderful and that the opportunity to undertake such a journey is very rare indeed.

    perhaps by saying 'a thousand lifetimes' instead of simply 'a lifetime' the speaker was trying to add emphasis to this already very strong expression.
    I agree with Horsa's observations. This journey is so spectacular that it should take more than one lifetime to achieve. It would require a thousand lifetimes to surpass the experiences that the writer is conveying! That's quite a journey, isn't it? Where do we get our tickets?

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    Re: journey of a thousand lifetimes

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    ps. Hehehe! Not quite sure about the tickets though...

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