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    springtime

    Hi there, " I didn't have the opportunity to cook as much. I was not paying as much attention as I needed to the portion sizes and all the things that just get out of hand. Not thinking about sping time." What is the meaning of spring time? Thank you.

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    Re: springtime

    "Spring time" is the season of the year when it is spring (rather than summer, autumn or winter). I have no idea why it appears in that piece you posted. I think we probably need more context to understand why it's there.
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    Re: springtime

    Hello.
    I am not a native speaker, but I have an idea: maybe spring time, in this context, means that problems intensify, like a bad memory, disease and etc.
    nickle.
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: springtime

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Hello.
    I am not a native speaker, but I have an idea: maybe spring time, in this context, means that problems intensify, like a bad memory, disease and etc.
    nickle.
    Why do you think that?
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    Re: springtime

    Because in my language we can use "spring time" for describing strange situations (if these situations happen in spring season). It is just my supposition, sorry if it's rubbish.
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: springtime

    I'm afraid that's not the case in English.
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    #7

    Re: springtime

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Because in my language we can use "spring time" for describing strange situations (if these situations happen in spring season). It is just my supposition, sorry if it's rubbish.
    There is an expression -- Spring fever -- but it does not seem to fit here.

    See here: spring fever - definition of spring fever by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Jul-2013 at 21:46. Reason: Typo correction

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    #8

    Re: springtime

    Maybe it's the idea of "bathing suit season" - the writer ate more than he/she should have and will be seen in public in shorts, or short-sleeved shirts, or even on the beach in a bathing suit. (The mention of potion portion control led me down this line of thought.)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Jul-2013 at 22:32.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: springtime

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Maybe it's the idea of "bathing suit season" - the writer ate more than he/she should have and will be seen in public in shorts, or short-sleeved shirts, or even on the beach in a bathing suit. (The mention of potion portion control led me down this line of thought.)
    I think you might be right. I guess it's an alien concept to me - the idea of wearing a bathing suit (swimming costume in BrE) in spring in the UK! You'd likely freeze to death.

    Barb - I corrected your typo but I felt duty-bound to leave in and strikethrough your original word as I absolutely love the idea of "potion control" - home economics classes at Hogwarts perhaps?
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    Re: springtime

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Maybe it's the idea of "bathing suit season" - the writer ate more than he/she should have and will be seen in public in shorts, or short-sleeved shirts, or even on the beach in a bathing suit. (The mention of potion portion control led me down this line of thought.)
    I think you are right on track.

    Not cooking = take-out food, fast food
    Lack of portion control = overeating
    Spring time = swim suits and more revealing clothes.

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