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    Exclamation I've worked up a bit of a thirst after all that walking

    Hello everyone,
    Would you please tell me the meaning of the sentences in parenthesis in this short conversation?

    A:(( I've worked up a bit of a thirst after all that walking )) and this looks like a really nice pub. Shall we go in ?
    B:Why not ? (( We could do with a rest.))

    Thanks in advance,
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    Re: I've worked up a bit of a thirst after all that walking

    It's just a way of suggesting that a drink is justified.

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    Exclamation Re: I've worked up a bit of a thirst after all that walking

    Thanks tdol,now what about ( we could do with a rest )

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    Re: I've worked up a bit of a thirst after all that walking

    Both of these expressions (and thousands more) mean, "Let's consume some alcohol."

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    Smile Re: I've worked up a bit of a thirst after all that walking

    Quote Originally Posted by zoobinshid
    Thanks tdol,now what about ( we could do with a rest )
    In this context, "we could do with a rest" is just a further justification for stopping at the pub for a drink.

    In other conversations, people will say this when they are tired and want to take a break from whatever activity they are doing. The "we" includes the other people involved in the activity, partners and/or opponents, and so makes the idea more acceptable to the whole group.

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    Re: I've worked up a bit of a thirst after all that walking

    I agree with y'all. We could do with a break (form what we are doing right now). :)

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    Re: I've worked up a bit of a thirst after all that walking

    The sun's over the yard- let's get a drink in.

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