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    I don't get the meaning, please help me.

    Hi. I don't get the meaning of the underlined part. I would be very grateful if you help me.


    Where do ideas come from? This question has always been a bit of a mystery. In ancient times, people thought that ideas came to them when they were visited by a Muse ó a kind of ideas spirit. Even now it can seem a bit of a magical process ó you can wake up in the night with a really good idea (though itís usually less impressive in the cold light of day!), or ideas may come to you throughout the day.


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    Re: I don't get the meaning, please help me.

    Quote Originally Posted by hossein31 View Post
    Hi. I don't get the meaning of the underlined part. I would be very grateful if you help me.


    Where do ideas come from? This question has always been a bit of a mystery. In ancient times, people thought that ideas came to them when they were visited by a Muse ó a kind of ideas spirit. Even now it can seem a bit of a magical process ó you can wake up in the night with a really good idea (though itís usually less impressive in the cold light of day!), or ideas may come to you throughout the day.


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    The wonderful idea which came to you at night is not so grand when examined closely when fully awake.

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    Re: I don't get the meaning, please help me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    The wonderful idea which came to you at night is not so grand when examined closely when fully awake.
    Hi Gillnetter,

    Welcome back, after the "Ban-Gate" . It's good to have such an experienced "newbie" around!

    Kindest regards,

    Carlos

    PS: I tried to PM this, but as a newbie, you are not yet allowed to receive PMs!
    Last edited by charliedeut; 28-Aug-2012 at 07:28. Reason: Added PS
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi Gillnetter,

    Welcome back, after the "Ban-Gate" . It's good to have such an experienced "newbie" around!


    I'm sure that goes for all of us, Gillnetter. It would have been dreadful to lose such a valuable contributor because of a misunderstanding.

    Rover
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'm sure that goes for all of us, Gillnetter.
    It does indeed. Good to see you back, Gill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    The wonderful idea which came to you at night is not so grand when examined closely when fully awake.
    many thanks for your excellent reply. But a question remains:
    What is the meaning of "cold light of day" here? Why is the light of day "cold"? How does this "cold light" make an idea "less imperative"?

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    Re: I don't get the meaning, please help me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'm sure that goes for all of us, Gillnetter.
    It certainly does. Great to have you back!

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    Re: I don't get the meaning, please help me.

    Quote Originally Posted by hossein31 View Post

    What is the meaning of "cold light of day" here? Why is the light of day "cold"? How does this "cold light" make an idea "less imperative"?

    in the cold light of day

    if you think about something in the cold light of day, you think about it clearly and calmly, without the emotions you had at the time it happened, and you often feel sorry or ashamed about it The next morning, in the cold light of day, Sarah realized what a complete idiot she had been.
    (The Free Dictionary)

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    Thanks to all for the nice words. It is a pleasure working with all of you - and, it is a worthy challenge.

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