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    #1

    busybody = a person who have a finger in every pie

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me wjetjer I知 right with my interpretation of the term in bold in the following sentence from an English text?

    的 always did think missioneries were silly old busy-bodies.

    busybody = a person who meddles or pries into the affairs of others, a person who have a finger in every pie

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: busybody = a person who have a finger in every pie

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me wjetjer I知 right with my interpretation of the term in bold in the following sentence from an English text?

    的 always did think missioneries were silly old busy-bodies.

    busybody = a person who meddles or pries into the affairs of others,

    a person who have a finger in every pie this is used more to show that someone is ambitious, or has several jobs going on at the same time. This is a positive attribute, while the first is a negative attribute.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

    I am not a teacher.

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