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    Smile so she could live it up on here summer vacation.

    Marsha saved money all year so she could live it up her summer vacation.


    Does "live it up" refer to "live a good luxurious life?" If not, what does it mean? Thanks.

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    Default Re: so she could live it up on here summer vacation.

    Not really. It means do things that are fun and exciting.

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    Marsha saved money all year so she could live it up her summer vacation.


    Does "live it up" refer to "live a good luxurious life?" If not, what does it mean? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Marsha saved money all year so she could live it up on her summer vacation.


    Does "live it up" refer to "live a good luxurious life?" If not, what does it mean? Thanks.
    'Live it up' means to have fun... to do things that one would not normally expect to do. 'Angli studied diligently all year so he could live it up on graduation night!'

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    Smile Re: so she could live it up on here summer vacation.

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    'Live it up' means to have fun... to do things that one would not normally expect to do. 'Angli studied diligently all year so he could live it up on graduation night!'

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    Thanks, Amigos4.
    But my textbook say that the phrase implies someone spends lot of money to have fun. So, is it necessary for her to spend a lot of money in the case of the base sentence?

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    Default Re: so she could live it up on here summer vacation.

    Amigos4 is right, as usual, and so am I, as nearly always. Your textbook is wrong.

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    Thanks, Amigos4.
    But my textbook say that the phrase implies someone spends lot of money to have fun. So, is it necessary for her to spend a lot of money in the case of the base sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    Amigos4 is right, as usual, and so am I, as nearly always. Your textbook is wrong.

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    Thanks, Edward.
    Gotcha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    Amigos4 is right, as usual, and so am I, as nearly always. Your textbook is wrong.

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    edward, you have made my day! Thanks for the kind words!

    By the way, I can't believe that there are at least 130 other 'baqarah's in the world! You must have a very large extended family!

    Happy Saturday, amigo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    But my textbook say that the phrase implies someone spends lot of money to have fun. So, is it necessary for her to spend a lot of money in the case of the base sentence?
    Angli,

    Those who have lots of money can probably 'live it up' far better than we poor teachers can! However, 'live it up' is such a relative term that it means different things to different people.

    For example, the indigent homeless person might be 'living it up' when he visits a shelter and receives a shower and a free hot meal. He isn't spending a lot of money but he is enjoying something that he may not often get to do.

    After a busy month of working in a steamy and stifling large city, an office worker might spend a weekend at the beach where he can 'live it up' by sitting by the shore, drinking his very cold six-pack of beer, and watching the gals in bikinis smile at him! For him, this is 'living it up'.

    Enjoy!

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    Seriously, your explanations and examples are very good, clear and to the point. You set a high standard.

    Surah Baqarah, verse 133 of the Holy Koran reads: When his Lord said to him, "Surrender" he replied, "I have surrendered to the Lord of the Universe."

    Consider yourself enlightened!
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    edward, you have made my day! Thanks for the kind words!

    By the way, I can't believe that there are at least 130 other 'baqarah's in the world! You must have a very large extended family!

    Happy Saturday, amigo!

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    Seriously, your explanations and examples are very good, clear and to the point. You set a high standard.

    Surah Baqarah, verse 133 of the Holy Koran reads: When his Lord said to him, "Surrender" he replied, "I have surrendered to the Lord of the Universe."

    Consider yourself enlightened!
    edward
    edward,

    Thank you for solving the username mystery. I learn something new every day!

    After reading your post, I googled Surah Baqarah and found some interesting information. Did you intend to type 'verse 131' instead of 'verse 133' of the Holy Koran? In verse 131 I found: Pickthal:When his Lord said unto him: Surrender! he said: I have surrendered to the Lord of the Worlds.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4


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