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Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
We went a goodish way, and then we came across a man and asked him to direct us to a few hotels. (Jerome K. Jerome, “Three Men in a Boat”)
we went a goodish way = we walked quite far
Last edited by vil; 04-Aug-2011 at 09:14.
it's a pretty common expression, especially in the 19th century
we should bring it back
same with "a-verbing", you use to see that everywhere in 18th century literature. angry? go 'a-frowning' somewhere. drunk? get 'a-fainting', pronto.
i miss the old days