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    stamp

    Hello.
    I would like to know the meaning of stamp in the following sentences:

    Years ago, when we were newly-weds, my husband would return from work every Friday with a bouquet of beautiful roses for me. As time flew by, the bouquet size got smaller until there was only a single rose. I passed a sarcastic remark one day by saying: “Honey, I noticed that I get fewer and fewer roses these days – till there’s only the one left for me today.”
    “Well, next time you might get only the stamp” he replied with a shy smile.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Re: stamp

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    This is what ?
    Can a moderator please do something about the poster? Thank you.

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    Re: stamp

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectera View Post
    Hello.
    I would like to know the meaning of stamp in the following sentences:

    Years ago, when we were newly-weds, my husband would return from work every Friday with a bouquet of beautiful roses for me. As time flew by, the bouquet size got smaller until there was only a single rose. I passed a sarcastic remark one day by saying: “Honey, I noticed that I get fewer and fewer roses these days – till there’s only the one left for me today.”
    “Well, next time you might get only the stamp” he replied with a shy smile.

    Thanks for your help in advance.
    That's a good question. If she had received a romantic card by mail regularly but the card had been getting smaller, I would assume that he meant that one day she would only receive the postage stamp. However, I can't think of any kind of "stamp" that is connected with bouquets of roses! Sorry.

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    Re: stamp

    emsr2d2,

    Thanks for your kind reply.
    Is there any meaning like stem/stalk in stamp although I did not see it in dictionaries?

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    Re: stamp

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectera View Post
    emsr2d2,

    Thanks for your kind reply.
    Is there any meaning like stem/stalk in stamp although I did not see it in dictionaries?
    No.

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    Re: stamp

    It would make more sense (but not a lot more) to say

    “Well, next time you might only get the smell”.

    Rover

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