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    hurly-burly girl

    What would that mean?

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    Re: hurly-burly girl

    What would the context be?

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    Re: hurly-burly girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What would the context be?
    No context. Just a sentence from a text book.

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    Re: hurly-burly girl

    It could be a reference to a quote (that I can't place for the moment) about getting married because of a preference for [guessing at the precise wording here] 'the stabilty of the double bed' rather than 'the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue' (Chaise longue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). This would make 'a hurly-burly girl' one who's fun-loving, uncommitted, and game for anything. This is a wild guess though - I've never heard the expression.

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    PS Mrs Patrick Campbell: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/hurly_burly/
    Last edited by BobK; 06-Oct-2010 at 14:38. Reason: Added PS

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