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    #1

    eating a ravenous tea = devouring tea with ravenous appetite

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    And, back in the Holliday’s sitting-room, eating a ravenous tea, he felt much like a man recovered from fever.

    eating a ravenous tea = devouring tea with ravenous appetite

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: eating a ravenous tea = devouring tea with ravenous appetite

    Yes, you're almost 100% correct.


    However, "tea", in this context does not mean a cup of cha or chai. Instead, it is a colloquialism used in some parts of the UK to refer to the main evening meal.

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