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    Morning chorus

    May I use "morning chorus" to mean "morning daily activity" figuratively?
    I wrote this sentence.
    A one-horse town had already been busy with its morning chorus.

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    Re: Morning chorus

    Never heard the expression.

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    Re: Morning chorus

    I've never heard it used to describe a routine.

    In Gil's example, I would think it referred to the noises/sounds of those activities.
    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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    Re: Morning chorus

    There is, in Br English, the idiom 'dawn chorus'. It's the noise made by the birds at first light. I agree with Barb that a chorus is a sound rather than a routine. I'd go a bit further, and say that it's a sound made by several voices.

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    Re: Morning chorus

    Adam, is it possible that you actually meant "chore(s)" not "chorus" ?

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    Re: Morning chorus

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Adam, is it possible that you actually meant "chore(s)" not "chorus" ?
    Aha - that's it (probably): good catch!

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    Re: Morning chorus

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Aha - that's it (probably): good catch!

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    Thanks, it's good to catch something once in a while.

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