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    finger-nail black and blue

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    Someone describes that sometimes he pretended to be a philosopher and occasionally he hit the nail on the head, but more often [then he used such words] "it's his own finger-nail he leaves black and blue.

    --- Does it mean that more often his comments as a would-be philosopher were inaccurate?

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    Re: finger-nail black and blue

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Someone describes that sometimes he pretended to be a philosopher and occasionally he hit the nail on the head, but more often [then he used such words] "it's his own finger-nail he leaves black and blue.

    --- Does it mean that more often his comments as a would-be philosopher were inaccurate?
    Yes, that's what it means.

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    Re: finger-nail black and blue

    He's developing the idea of nails and hammers - quite neat, really.

    b

    ps - 'black and blue' is an idiomatic phrase that means 'badly bruised'.
    Last edited by BobK; 06-Feb-2009 at 17:18. Reason: Added PS


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    Re: finger-nail black and blue

    or it might be that his comments sort of worked against him; like made others laugh at him or something!

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