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    semblence of a life?

    1. What does 'semblence of life' mean in below sentence?

    That way I'll have some semblence of a life.

    2. What does the highlited sentence mean in the following converstaion? (background: Gabby doesn't like having a child at all.)

    Carlos: "Hey, Gabby? Aren't we breast feeding?"
    Gabrielle: "Oh, honey, if you can swing that one, more power to you."
    Thanks!

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    Re: semblence of a life?

    That way I'll have some semblance of a life.
    Carlos: "Hey, Gabby? Aren't we breast feeding?"
    Gabrielle: "Oh, honey, if you can swing that one, more power to you."
    Thanks!

    newbee.
    1) "a semblance of a life" means having the appearance of a life even if it's not quite the real thing. "I wish I had at least some semblance of a life" is usually said by people who, for example, feel they are so busy they don't have time for a proper life.
    2) Gabrielle is saying: If you can successfully do it that way (swing that one), then well done and keep it up (more power to you). "More power to you" is often said in an ironic way suggesting that the speaker is still not convinced or impressed.

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