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    #1

    carry a torch for somebody

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    If you want to know it…I’ve had heartbreak. The man I was carrying the torch for turned out to be a rat… ( Gardner’s “Bedrooms Have Windows”)

    carry a torch for somebody = be all over someone

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: carry a torch for somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    If you want to know it…I’ve had heartbreak. The man I was carrying the torch for turned out to be a rat… ( Gardner’s “Bedrooms Have Windows”)

    carry a torch for somebody = be all over someone

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    It means to love someone who doesn`t return that love.

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    Re: carry a torch for somebody

    Hi requecohen,

    Thank you for your backing.

    carry torch for somebody = live through an unrequited love

    V.

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