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    double tides

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    In consequence of his irresponsible attitude towards him, Michael signed his letter of resignation.

    My two experts arrived in the evening, and pretty well fagged, for they had travelled double tides. (M. Twain, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Artur ‘s Court”)

    Is he working double tides to finish his magnum opus? (J. Galsworthy, “Fraternity”)

    double tides = arduously, tensely, strenuously, furiously, night and day

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    Re: double tides

    Vil,

    almost all the expressions you've been furnishing are very interesting. I've been writing them out in my vocabulary book.

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    Re: double tides

    ..almost all the expressions you've been furnishing are very interesting. I've been writing them out in my vocabulary book.

    Hi Bennevis,

    It’s very kind of you.

    Unfortunately many of the much honored high-ranking native English teachers think otherwise. (I bear in mind only the teachers which "have tickets on themselves")

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards

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    Re: double tides

    Quote Originally Posted by vil;800872[FONT=&quot
    [/FONT](I bear in mind only the teachers which "have tickets on themselves")
    Now that is an interesting expression. What does it mean?

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    Re: double tides

    Now thatis an interesting expression. What does it mean?

    Hi fivejedjon,

    Thank you for your kindness.

    In my poor opinion that is an Australian colloquial expression.

    If people have got any tickets on themselves, Blue don’t get nowhere with them. (D. Cusack and F. James, Come in Spinner” )

    have ticket on oneself= have a high opinion of oneself, have a good conceit of oneself, think no small beer of oneself, give oneself air, be bumptious

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