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    a fruit basket big enough to

    Cal glanced up, and I met his eyes. “Cal, you . . . you saved my dad’s life. You tried to save Archer’s.” My chest ached, saying that out loud, but I made myself go on. “That’s so huge, I don’t even know where to start. ‘Thank you’ doesn’t really cut it, you know? And I’m not sure there’s a fruit basket big enough to—”

    a fruit basket big enough to ??

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    Re: a fruit basket big enough to

    It's an odd expression; it seems to be based on the belief that a basket of fruit is an appropriate gesture of gratitude - which I guess it may be in that world. If it is a recognized/conventional expression of gratitude, then a bigger one would express greater gratitude. In that case, she's saying 'I want to buy you a huge basket of fruit, as I'm so grateful. But I’m not sure there’s a fruit basket big enough to do that.. Perhaps she trails off before reaching the end of the sentence because she realizes how embarrassingly lame it sounds!

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    Re: a fruit basket big enough to

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Cal glanced up, and I met his eyes. “Cal, you . . . you saved my dad’s life. You tried to save Archer’s.” My chest ached, saying that out loud, but I made myself go on. “That’s so huge, I don’t even know where to start. ‘Thank you’ doesn’t really cut it, you know? And I’m not sure there’s a fruit basket big enough to—”

    a fruit basket big enough to ??
    A "fruit basket" is a commonly recognized gift given for a variety of reasons as are other baskets containing various items including other food products, cosmetics etc.

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