Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Looks like she would be in her guard, knowing she’s associating ith a newlyrich, but she’s too far gone now to listen to reason.
is too far gone = has lost the ability to think clearly
“Let him be!” she said coldly. “I don’t want part or parcel of him.”
part or parcel = an essential or basic element; with part meaning "a portion" and parcel "something integral with a whole,"
I don’t want part or parcel of him. = I don’t want to have anything to do with him.
He’s befuddling Miss Wilson, the schoolteacher who boards at my house, into going away hith him.
befuddling Miss Wilson..into going away = fooling Miss Wilson into going away
to befuddle = to cause a state of confusion; cause to be unable to think clearlyfudle; confuse
The mind was weaker than the eye, he said, glancing uo at Blanchard.
the mind was weaker than the eye = Waldo wants to say that he was impressed by her good looks and was unable to think clearly
“No” said Macomber, “I suppose that I rate that for the rest of my life now.”
I suppose that I rate that for the rest of my life. = I shall be considered that sort of man for the rst of my life.
to rate = to class
He smiled at her now and she looked away from his face at the way his shoulders sloped in the loose tunic he wore with the four big cartridges held in loops where the left breast pocket should have been, at his big brown hnds, his old slacks, his very dirty boots and bck to his red face again.
slacks = pants for casual wear; trousers worn for sports or resting
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by sarat_106; 15-Oct-2009 at 11:59.