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    Quang Hai is offline Junior Member
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    rest easy for the balance of their days

    I am reading a short story. A Reverend wants to stop his younger brother to tell a story to his parent.

    'Don’t distress your mother and your father'
    He paused, then spoke with emphasis, and quietly.
    ‘Your mother and father wouldn’t rest easy for the balance of their days.’

    I do not fully understand underlined words.thanks!

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    Gillnetter is offline Key Member
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    Re: rest easy for the balance of their days

    Quote Originally Posted by Quang Hai View Post
    I am reading a short story. A Reverend wants to stop his younger brother to tell a story to his parent.

    'Don’t distress your mother and your father'
    He paused, then spoke with emphasis, and quietly.
    ‘Your mother and father wouldn’t rest easy for the balance of their days.’
    For the remaining days of their lives. For the rest of their lives. From the time that you distress your mother and father until the time that they die.

    I do not fully understand underlined words.thanks!
    Gil

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