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    #1

    wafer thin

    I do not understand the second part of this sentence: what is the meaning and the role of "wafer thin" here?
    "One bodyguard grabbed Bill from behind, and the wafer thin our guy executed a near effortless over-the-back flip."
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    Re: wafer thin

    I guess it should be the wafer thin guy, which just means that he's very skinny.

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    Re: wafer thin

    "Wafer thin" could be an allusion to a Monty Python sketch.

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    Re: wafer thin

    Natural would be "our wafer-thin guy executed".

    It is a compound sentence, i.e. actually two sentences joined by and. "Our wafer-thin guy" is the subject and head of the second sentence.
    Last edited by probus; 03-Oct-2013 at 03:15.

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