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    Dear Teachers, Please explain it. 1. It is bone-shattering cold today. I have heared this word bone-shattering not seen, if it is wrong please correct it and explain. 2. cover oneself in/with glory. 3. His story is a closed chapter





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    Quote Originally Posted by lalda222 View Post
    Dear Teachers, Please explain these.

    1. It is bone-shattering cold today. I have heard this word bone-shattering, not seen it. If it is wrong please correct it and explain.

    It is a phrase implying that something will shatter [break] your bones. It is not very likely to be used with "cold".

    2. To cover oneself in/with glory.

    To do something that everyone praises.


    3. His story is a closed chapter

    There is no more to be said about him. The chapter is finished - closed.





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    Default Re: Bone-shattering

    Hi lalda222,

    There are a few sentences in maintenance of your example Nr.1 in your original post above:

    I outlived the bone-shattering cold in Antarctica.

    We are off for a week in the sun - escaping the bone-shattering cold just in time.

    He sent a bone-shattering, spine shivering, icy cold glare and walked away.

    Bone-shattering, teeth chattering, icy, hurting cold.

    Regards.

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