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    Question endless limbs

    With such a striking figure, you can't blame Nadine Coyle for wanting to show it off.
    Just days after revealing her enviable form in a black bikini, the Girls Aloud singer flaunted her endless limbs once again in a funky striped two-piece.
    Hi! The above snippet is from the Daily Mail (UK).

    I feel strange about the word - 'endless' the journalist used here. I understand it refers to long, however no one's limbs are really endless.

    So can I say that Tom has endless legs? I mean Tom is leggy.

    Thanks!

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    Re: endless limbs

    Dear Daffodils:

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! The above snippet is from the Daily Mail (UK).

    I feel strange about the word - 'endless' the journalist used here. I understand it refers to long, however no one's limbs are really endless.

    So can I say that Tom has endless legs? I mean Tom is leggy.

    Thanks!
    Yes, of course you are right. No one's limbs are endless. This is an example of hyperbole. The journalist uses it here because long (shapely) legs are considered by many to be highly attractive.
    Yes. You could say this about anyone with long legs.

    Best wishes,

    Petra

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    Re: endless limbs

    Hi Petra,

    Thank you for your help.

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