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    #1

    in second gear

    Hi,

    I don't understand the underlined part of the following paragraph, could anyone help me out? Thank you very much.

    When I got pregnant, people started veering away when they saw me wobble their way on that bike, my balance affected by the addition in my middle front, their faces betraying fears I might give birth in second gear.

    Does it mean "in a second"?

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    #2

    Re: in second gear

    not teacher

    Nope. Bicycles have gears- 1st,2nd, third...up to tenth gear.
    She's riding her bike in 2nd gear and wobbling. It's not a particularly clear bit of writing, however.

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