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    further down the road

    I have some problem to understand the meaning of *further down the road* in the following passage:

    I thought it would just be my mom and me playing together forever. I never thought about *further down the road*. I had no idea what life had in store for me.

    Does *further* mean *something else*? Does *down the road* mean *in the next future?

    Is there anyone who can help me?

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    Re: further down the road

    Quote Originally Posted by sonyet View Post
    I have some problem to understand the meaning of *further down the road* in the following passage:

    I thought it would just be my mom and me playing together forever. I never thought about *further down the road*. I had no idea what life had in store for me.

    Does *further* mean *something else*? Does *down the road* mean *in the next future?

    Is there anyone who can help me?
    "Further down the road" in the context of your text means "in the future".

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    Re: further down the road

    "Since the Middle English period many writers have used farther and further interchangeably. According to a relatively recent rule, however, farther should be reserved for physical distance and further for nonphysical, metaphorical advancement."

    source:farther - definition of farther by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Using further over farther already hints us about a metaphorical sense.

    I don't think that "further down the road" is an idiom.I guess in the text it was used instead of the future.(implying that he will know other women than his mother)

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