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    We were eager to learn and not precious at all about the way we worked.

    --- Does it mean that the way they worked was far from being perfect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
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    We were eager to learn and not precious at all about the way we worked.

    --- Does it mean that the way they worked was far from being perfect?
    No, it's a fairly rare usage in the meaning "excessively delicate".

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    Hi

    "excessively delicate" does it mean they didn't work quite hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
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    "excessively delicate" does it mean they didn't work quite hard?
    No. It means just the opposite: they were not selective in choosing the methods they used in they work, regardless of how unpleasant these methods (or perhaps the assigned tasks) were. Thus they weren't delicate, squeamish.
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