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  1. Bushwhacker's Avatar
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    #1

    Cool rush and gush

    In the following sentence:

    With a rush and gush, the house collapsed into its foundation

    What does "rush and gush" mean?

    It seems a way of saying "quickly, suddenly and exploding" but I think I miss something.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: rush and gush

    Yes, you have th idea. I don't know how a house could "gush" when it collapsed, unless there was a mudslide behind it, but you have the right idea.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: rush and gush

    ... or maybe there was a subterranean water-course...

    b

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    #4

    Re: rush and gush

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ... or maybe there was a subterranean water-course...

    b
    Oh Bob, you are such a card.

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