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    Cool kept that on a knife

    What does that expression mean? We are in a world destroyed by unknown causes which doesn't matter because men are busy coping with it, and the commentator likes the way a man "kind of kept that on a knife"

    What does it mean please? Does he like the way the man is coping with all this circumstance in turn?

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    Last edited by Bushwhacker; 02-Nov-2009 at 16:52.


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    Re: kept that on a knife

    I am not a teacher.
    Keeping something on a knife, esp in relation to emotions, usually refers to being in a state of emotional turmoil where you are constantly on edge. You are ready to jump and react to things around you. In a battle situation this may imply that the men were tense and ready to fight. On the knife's edge, on the knife, or on edge does not usually have positive connotations.

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    Cool Re: kept that on a knife

    Quote Originally Posted by nikol286 View Post
    I am not a teacher.
    Keeping something on a knife, esp in relation to emotions, usually refers to being in a state of emotional turmoil where you are constantly on edge. You are ready to jump and react to things around you. In a battle situation this may imply that the men were tense and ready to fight. On the knife's edge, on the knife, or on edge does not usually have positive connotations.
    Thank You for your kind and helpful assistance

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