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  1. rainous's Avatar
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    and then some

    In her off hours, she befriends (and then some) a female cop, picks up middle-aged men for one-night stands and works as a fitness instructor at a local gym.


    In the sentence above, what's "and then some" mean?

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    Re: and then some

    "and then some" has sexual overtones.


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    Re: and then some

    (In that context. But it's not intrinsically sexual. It's just an understated way of saying something like 'a good deal more than the bare words suggest'. I might say in a social context 'It was a bit of a surprise', and MrsK - who knows my tendency towards impassivity - might add '... "a bit of a surprise" and then some. I was scared out of my wits!')

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    Re: and then some

    . . . she befriends (and even more than that) . . .

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