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    rhinestone prairie

    "He’s mind was far away, galloping over a rhinestone prairie of goofy ideas".
    Is it an idiom or something? I found a Facebook page "Rhinestone Prairie Photography by Chelsea Medina", but nothing on the page gives me tips on the sense.
    Thank you.
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    Re: rhinestone prairie

    No, don't think it's an idiom. It sounds more like a metaphor.

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    Re: rhinestone prairie

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    "Hes mind was far away, galloping over a rhinestone prairie of goofy ideas".
    Is it an idiom or something? I found a Facebook page "Rhinestone Prairie Photography by Chelsea Medina", but nothing on the page gives me tips on the sense.
    Thank you.
    The first word should be "His", not "He's". Of course, it's possible that it's wrong on the original but also possible that you copied it incorrectly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: rhinestone prairie

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathvit View Post
    No, don't think it's an idiom. It sounds more like a metaphor.
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object.
    Does such an object - rhinestone prairie - exist? If so, what is this?

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    Re: rhinestone prairie

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object.
    Does such an object - rhinestone prairie - exist? If so, what is this?
    Do you know what a rhinestone is? Do you know what a prairie is? If the answer to either/both of those questions is "No" then look it/them up. Then tell us if you think it is likely that a rhinestone prairie exists and what you think it is.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: rhinestone prairie

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you know what a rhinestone is? Do you know what a prairie is? If the answer to either/both of those questions is "No" then look it/them up. Then tell us if you think it is likely that a rhinestone prairie exists and what you think it is.
    I do know, more or less; more about prairie, less about rhinestone. Anyway, IMHO, a rhinestone prairie doesn't exist. But ...
    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

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    Re: rhinestone prairie

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The first word should be "His", not "He's". Of course, it's possible that it's wrong on the original but also possible that you copied it incorrectly.
    It's wrong on the original.

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    Re: rhinestone prairie

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    It's wrong on the original.
    I don't think this book is going to help you improve your English, meliss.

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    #9

    Re: rhinestone prairie

    A rhinestone prairie is, I assume, where you might find a rhinestone cowboy.

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    #10

    Re: rhinestone prairie

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    "He’s mind was far away, galloping over a rhinestone prairie of goofy ideas".
    Is it an idiom or something? I found a Facebook page "Rhinestone Prairie Photography by Chelsea Medina", but nothing on the page gives me tips on the sense.
    Thank you.
    I agree that this phrase is a metaphor. The meaning is not terribly clear, but let's break it down. A prairie is a tract of land which grows grasses in abundance. A rhinestone is a sparkly fake jewel that is mostly worthless. Therefore, I would conclude that a rhinestone prairie of goofy ideas produces worthless ideas in abundance.

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