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    like a bump on a log

    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?

    Bertha sat there like a bump on a log, keeping a hundred percent out of it.

    like a bump on a log = with indifference, apathetically

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: like a bump on a log

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    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?

    Bertha sat there like a bump on a log, keeping a hundred percent out of it.

    like a bump on a log = with indifference, apathetically

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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