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    be primed for

    I was well primed for the interview.
    I think it means "I received a lot of advice before the interview", but a friend of mine thinks it means "I made good preparations for the interview".
    Could anybody tell me which is correct?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: be primed for

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    I was well primed for the interview.
    I think it means "I received a lot of advice before the interview", but a friend of mine thinks it means "I made good preparations for the interview".
    Could anybody tell me which is correct?
    Thanks a lot.
    Your friend is correct. The term comes from priming cannon before battle. It means prepared, ready to fire, and is not directly related to "primers" containing information or advice, though advice and information can constitute part of the preparation process.


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    Re: be primed for

    I see, then am I right by saying "I primed myself well for the interview"?

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    Re: be primed for

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    I see, then am I right by saying "I primed myself well for the interview"?
    Yes, it means you prepared yourself well.


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