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    Default living under a rock = living behind the moon

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right way with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “Have you been living under a rock?”

    living under a rock = being behind the times = living behind the moon = being backward = being out of touch

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Default Re: living under a rock = living behind the moon

    Yes, you are; if someone has been living under a rock, they are extremely out of touch.

    BTW Where did you get 'living behind the moon'?

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    Default Re: living under a rock = living behind the moon

    Hi Tdol,

    BTW Where did you get 'living behind the moon'?

    This “pearly” expression is a result of a literal interpretation of a similar expression in German language. (“hinter dem Mond leben” which have the same figurative meaning)

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    Default Re: living under a rock = living behind the moon

    The dark side of the moon

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