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    flat out/in a faint

    Hi

    A certain guy kissed a woman.

    And then, reporting this to her friend she said :
    (I) Fell down, flat out, in a faint, for the one and only time in my life, so
    far. They had to give me brandy.’

    Does "flat out" mean "quickly"? Or maybe it just means that she fell flat on the floor?

    Does "in a faint" just mean that she "fainted"? Fell down flat on the floor and fainted?

    Thanks
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    Re: flat out/in a faint

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    A certain guy kissed a woman.

    And then, reporting this to her friend she said :
    (I) Fell down, flat out, in a faint, for the one and only time in my life, so
    far. They had to give me brandy.

    Does "flat out" mean "quickly"? Or maybe it just means that she fell flat on the floor?

    Does "in a faint" just mean that she "fainted"? Fell down flat on the floor and fainted?

    Thanks
    In your example, "flat out" = totally/completely
    "In a faint"; yes, fainted

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    Re: flat out/in a faint

    So it means that she fell down and completely fainted?

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    Re: flat out/in a faint

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    So it means that she fell down and completely fainted?
    Probably she fainted first and then fell down.
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    Re: flat out/in a faint

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Probably she fainted first and then fell down.

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    Re: flat out/in a faint

    Or she fainted because she hurt herself badly after falling down?

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