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    cutting edge

    I know the general meaning of "cutting edge," but in the following sentence it's confusing.

    Much of the town feels as if it was cutting edge in 1969.

    Thank you.

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    Re: cutting edge

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    I know the general meaning of "cutting edge," but in the following sentence it's confusing.

    Much of the town feels as if it was cutting edge in 1969.

    Thank you.
    The town is out of date; it hasn't progressed. If it were still 1969, it would be cutting edge. For example, people are boasting about their new colour! TV sets, the town has a traffic light, etc.
    That's how I'd read it, but I'd look for surrounding evidence of that meaning.

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