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    packed on 60 pounds = put on some 60 pounds

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the mea ning of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    De Niro famously packed on 60 pounds for "Raging Bull.”

    On the assumption that “packed on” = “put on weight”; “gain weight” I am able to afford the following paraphrasing:

    De Niro famously put on some 60 pounds for “Raging Bill”.

    It is to be hoped that my action above will meet your approval.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: packed on 60 pounds = put on some 60 pounds

    Not exactly, packed on implies very tight mass, i.e. muscle, so it is said of body-builders. To put on weight has no such implication, so it usually means fat.

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    Smile Re: packed on 60 pounds = put on some 60 pounds

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Not exactly, packed on implies very tight mass, i.e. muscle, so it is said of body-builders. To put on weight has no such implication, so it usually means fat.
    Hello Japanese face (I'm joking with you),

    if I understand well the meaning of 'packed on' this actor has gained muscle and not grease.

    Bonsoir de France.

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    Re: packed on 60 pounds = put on some 60 pounds

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello Japanese face (I'm joking with you),

    if I understand well the meaning of 'packed on' this actor has gained muscle and not grease.

    Bonsoir de France.
    Attention aux faux amis! matière grasse / graisse are not grease (huile); we need to say 'fat' here.

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    Question Re: packed on 60 pounds = put on some 60 pounds

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Attention aux faux amis! matière grasse / graisse are not grease (huile); we need to say 'fat' here.
    If I understand well the right sentence is:

    'if I understand well the meaning of 'packed on' this actor has gained muscle and not fat.

    C'est bizarre.

    Thank for your collaboration.

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    Re: packed on 60 pounds = put on some 60 pounds

    Fat is a solid or semi-solid or a colloidal suspension. Grease is a fluid.

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