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    #1

    Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.What does the phrase in bold mean?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    not a teacher

    Without more context, my guess is:
    …while you can’t get your eyes open. = …while you haven't even woken up.

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    #3

    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Good people have had their breakfast already, while you can’t get your eyes open.What does the phrase in bold mean?

    Thanks.
    It could mean that by the time you get to the breakfast table, all of the food will have been eaten by the early risers!

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    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    Thanks, Murray and Amigos.

    Good people have had their breakfast already, while you can’t get your eyes open.What does the phrase in bold mean?

    I just realise I don't understand what "Good people: means? Could someone explain, please.

    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Murray and Amigos.

    Good people have had their breakfast already, while you can’t get your eyes open.What does the phrase in bold mean?

    I just realise I don't understand what "Good people: means? Could someone explain, please.

    Thanks.
    It means "people" that are behaving correctly or being right according to accepted moral standards.
    (I am not a teacher.)
    Last edited by EnglishLearner1990; 30-Jul-2013 at 10:35.

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    #6

    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    The person is being chastised for sleeping late.

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    #7

    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    I just realise I don't understand what "Good people: means? Could someone explain, please
    Getting up early is regarded as a good thing, while staying in bed is bad.

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    #8

    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    "Early to bed and early to rise
    Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise"

    -Ben Franklin

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    #9

    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Early to bed and early to rise
    Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise"

    -Ben Franklin
    Yes, sir!
    I'll keep that in mind, sir!

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    Re: Good people have had their breakfast already, while you canít get your eyes open.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Yes, sir!
    I'll keep that in mind, sir!
    Do keep in mind that Franklin didn't have electric lights, cable TV or the internet!

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