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    rattling good yarn

    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?

    I have heard many unlikely rattling good yarns in my long life.

    rattling (adj.) = used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal

    rattling good yarn = fascinating tale

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: rattling good yarn

    Correct.

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