Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence from Caldwell’s “The Windfall”?
Mrs. Murdock the average wife, to put it bluntly, by showering her favors upon her spouse obtains, in most instances, a bountiful portion of his goods, chattels, and wealth, in some cases benefits that, judged by worldly standards, are far out of proportion to the value.
to put in bluntly = to express it in plain-spoken words
far out of proportion to the value = the lawyer wants to say that the gifts and benefits obtained by an average wife from her husband are usually much more than she is worth
Thank you for your efforts.