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    nightlife

    can anybody tell me about collocated words for nightlife? and what does "empty nightlife" mean?

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    Re: nightlife

    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    can anybody tell me about collocated words for nightlife? and what does "empty nightlife" mean?
    What's the context? Is it a person with an empty nightlife, or a place?
    "Empty nightlife" is not a common English collocation, but it shouldn't be too hard to guess its meaning from the context.

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    Re: nightlife

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi shabany

    IMO you may say "I lead a dissipated night life." or "a frivolous night life"/"a futile night life"

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    Last edited by vil; 15-Jan-2011 at 18:28.

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    Re: nightlife

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi shabany

    IMO you may say "I lead a dissipated night life." or "a frivolous night life"/"a futile night life"

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    That sounds like more of a full nightlife! To me, an empty nightlife implies a person sitting at home who never goes out. (Hence the need for context).
    'Empty' probably means "empty of fun", not "empty of worth."

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    Re: nightlife

    'Empty' probably means "empty of fun", not "empty of worth."

    What an error of judgment!!!

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    Re: nightlife

    well...for a place it's easy to guess...i didn't know it could mean a person too...thanks

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    Re: nightlife

    unfortunately no context available..sorry.

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    Re: nightlife

    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    unfortunately no context available..sorry.
    There must be context. You didn't dream the phrase. Was it spoken or written? Under what circumstances did you encounter the phrase.

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    Re: nightlife

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    'Empty' probably means "empty of fun", not "empty of worth."

    What an error of judgment!!!

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    Do you want to back that up with an argument, or some form of evidence? Or are you simply asserting that your judgement about an English phrase is inherently more likely than mine?

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    Re: nightlife

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Do you want to back that up with an argument, or some form of evidence? Or are you simply asserting that your judgement about an English phrase is inherently more likely than mine?
    Do you really think I'm a budgerigar?

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