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    by the minute

    What does the phrase "by the minute" mean here?

    Edgar couldn't get the box open, and it was making him angrier by the minute.

    Thanks.

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    Re: by the minute

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    What does the phrase "by the minute" mean here?

    Edgar couldn't get the box open, and it was making him angrier by the minute.

    Thanks.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Ferdie.

    I think it means that his anger rose higher and higher as each minute

    passed. If he was a little angry at 9:30, then he was super angry by 9:45.

    In other words, with each passing minute, he was getting angrier and

    angrier.

    Have a nice day!

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