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    #1

    crunch of gravel

    "He is tired of living out of a suitcase, tired of listening all the while for the crunch of gravel on the pathway. He wants to be able to sit at his own desk again, sleep in his own bed"

    Can you, please, tell me what the expression printed in bold means?

    Thank you.

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    Re: crunch of gravel

    "He is tired of living out of a suitcase, tired of listening all the while for the crunch of gravel on the pathway. He wants to be able to sit at his own desk again, sleep in his own bed"

    This is an expression meaning he is weary of traveling.

    Someone moving on a path would hear the crunch of the gravel when his shoes hit the stones.

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    #3

    Re: crunch of gravel

    Maybe . . .
    It would help if we knew the source.


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    Re: crunch of gravel

    I would tend to agree with Gillnet: living out of a suitcase suggests the writer is prepared to move at a moments notice: and has no security. The crunch of gravel is unlikely to be from a welcome visitor

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