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    If you are 10 minutes early, you are 5 minutes late.

    I came across the following motto: "If you are 10 minutes early, you are 5 minutes late."

    Literally, I cannot make anything of this sentence.

    Can any native teacher help me out?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: If you are 10 minutes early, you are 5 minutes late.

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    I came across the following motto: "If you are 10 minutes early, you are 5 minutes late."

    Literally, I cannot make anything of this sentence.

    Can any native teacher help me out?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    It is an ironic way of saying that you should arrive 15 minutes early.

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