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    #1

    really need help

    hi..

    i wanna ask about an idiom and phrase regarding this sentence "you come all the way to give me pollen on a back"...my question is what does it mean?and it is something regarding a person try to praise another person?

    tq so much..


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    #2

    Re: really need help

    I have never heard "pollen on a back" used as an expression before, and a Google search for that exact phrase only turns up this thread and someone's vacation album mentioning literal pollen on the literal back of a bee. I think perhaps you misheard.

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    #3

    Re: really need help

    If you think it is related to praising someone, could it be "A pat on the back"?

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    #4

    Re: really need help

    It may be one of those idioms that have been recently made up (may have been made up from scratch or by distorting an old, common idiom as Susan612 suggested) and only known by a limited number of people.


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    #5

    Re: really need help

    it seems like some one try to help another one by using any equipment.

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    #6

    Re: really need help

    I think "pat on the back" is a very likely suggestion.
    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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