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    The hands fell off the clock

    "to work till the hands fell off the clock"
    "since the hands fell off the clock"
    Is "the hands fell off the clock" an idiom? Is it popular and well-known among the native speakers of English?

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    Re: The hands fell off the clock

    Quote Originally Posted by english-help.okis.ru View Post
    "to work till the hands fell off the clock"
    "since the hands fell off the clock"
    Is "the hands fell off the clock" an idiom? Is it popular and well-known among the native speakers of English?
    I have never heard of it.

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    Re: The hands fell off the clock

    And if you come across the expression "she worked till the hands fell off the clock" while reading, say, a fiction novel, will you understand the meaning of it?

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    Re: The hands fell off the clock

    Quote Originally Posted by english-help.okis.ru View Post
    And if you come across the expression "she worked till the hands fell off the clock" while reading, say, a fiction novel, will you understand the meaning of it?
    Yes, I think so, I would think that it meant that she worked for a very long time.

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    Re: The hands fell off the clock

    Thank you.

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    Re: The hands fell off the clock

    It's kind of a cool expression. Maybe you will start a trend. It's even better than "until the cows come home."

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