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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    draw it mild = don't lay it thick/ be more moderate

    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 sentences from Priestley's “Festival”?

    “You couldn’t put on about five thousand, could you?”
    “Draw it mild! I wish I could put my hand on five hundred.”

    draw it mild = don’t lay it on thick; be more moderate

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Re: draw it mild = don't lay it thick/ be more moderate

    I think it could be a bit stronger- more 'get real' or 'No way'- I think the person has no intention of coming up with the 500, let alone more.

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