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    five and a cross...

    hello,
    what does "five and a cross" mean? it is a line from a novel, there is a kind of an examination and this line appears.

    and a secon question:

    "think what you will of me": does it mean 'think whatever you wish about me'?


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    Re: five and a cross...

    'Think what you will of me', means exactly that. (The alternative title to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is 'What you will'.

    'five and a cross' before - isn't an idiom.
    In English, when teacher's mark homework, they use ticks to show something is correct and a cross when something is wrong, so this person in your novel made one mistake out of six questions.

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    Re: five and a cross...

    thank you very much clare

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