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    Rolling in the deep!

    Hi,dear sir
    I have some difficulties in understanding the following sentence .

    "I'll lay your ship bare."
    It's part of rolling in the deep song by Adele.


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    Re: Rolling in the deep!

    I've no idea. I've looked at the lyrics, and there seems to be lots of metaphors involving ships and fire and conflict, so possibly it's a threat used in the days of fighting sailing ships: if you 'laid a ship bare' perhaps you attacked it with cannon and blew away its masts and all its rigging - then one could describe the ship as 'laid bare'. But I've never seen this phrase used with that particular meaning. I think it's plausible (though not everyone would agree - and anyway it's only a guess.)


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