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    What does this "Sure beats" mean here?

    "A woman goes for a morning jog in thick fog on a footbridge. Sure beats slogging through snow."

    What does the "sure beats" mean? It that missing an "it"?

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    Re: What does this "Sure beats" mean here?

    I'm no teacher.

    Beats in that context means that something is better. Jogging through fog is still better then jogging through snow.
    And yes, it is missing an it. Colloquially it's pretty common to leave it out.

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    Re: What does this "Sure beats" mean here?

    It means "This is certainly better than" and yes, an implied subject such as "it" or "that" is missing.


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