Student or Learner
Hi guys I'm new here and want to understand English as the natives so I'll have a lot of questions to ask here ...
I have here some doubts in the next phrases ...
What is "grounded" here?
Is "Questioned whether" means he was wondering?
I have no idea what is "nibbling around the edges"
"his spouse had her own career in the city; her mother lived nearby; the girls were happy,
grounded, in a wonderful school. But Obama missed them all terribly and questioned whether the separation was worth it when all he seemed to be doing in the Senate was nibbling around the edges."
I still don't understand "grounded" here, I know only the meaning where a parent gets angry and say "you're grounded"!
Hi Raymott ...
I did read all the thread but didn't understand it after
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
The first page was helpful for me, thanks :)