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    AlexOm is offline Newbie
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    Question be in tune

    Hello!
    in this sentence:

    Most of my friends drank too much - the more they were in tune to the times the more they drank.

    what should "were in tune" mean?

    If is means "drunken", what degree of drunkenness that is and what sphere of usage (informal of slang or what else) corresponds to that idiom?

    thanks!

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    Default Re: be in tune

    The this sentence, it means "connected to" or "can relate to"

    I am in tune with the financial problems you may have.

    I am in tune with listening to old Rock and Roll.

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    Default Re: be in tune

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexOm View Post
    Hello!
    in this sentence:

    Most of my friends drank too much - the more they were in tune to the times the more they drank.

    ...
    I don't know the context, but I would guess it's a British adolescent, and fairly recent, referring to the recent phenomenon of so-called 'binge drinking'.

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