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    plain as Salisbury

    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?

    “…you are up to that?” “Not quite,” replied Mr. Pickwick with a smile. “Why,” said Mr. Roker, “it’s as plain as Salisbury.”

    plain as Salisbury = plain as a pikestaff = plain as day

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: plain as Salisbury

    Correct - it's a play on words. You may have heard of Salisbury Plain - the site of Stonehenge.


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