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    let it sink in?

    Both of them are horrified after being attacked by a burgler, so Mel is suggesting a day off, while Del wants to concetrate on work to get over it. What do you mean by "sink in"? The translation goes "do not think about it", but the dictionary's definition is "to understand sth".

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    Del- Which is exactly why we should work today, just stay focused.
    Mel - Yeah, but don't you think we need a minute? I mean, just to, I don't know, let it sink in?
    Del - Yeah, but I do that by staying busy.

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    Re: let it sink in?

    I've come across the phrase before. It means "just get used to it and gradually get over it". I came across the phrase when translating an article about bodybuilder Phil Heath, in which he was confessing his 1st Mister Olympia title win hadn't sunk in yet.

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    Re: let it sink in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    I've come across the phrase before. It means "just get used to it and gradually get over it". I came across the phrase when translating an article about bodybuilder Phil Heath, in which he was confessing his 1st Mister Olympia title win hadn't sunk in yet.
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    I think this is close, but it means more like "get used to it so that you can find the deeper meaning/impact/ramifications".

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