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    #1

    "....bandages of temptation."

    Hello,

    Instead of saying, "He's greedy. He cannot see the truth.", which one of the following is grammatically correct and the best in appearance?

    1. His eyes are swathed in bandages of temptation. He cannot see the truth.
    2. He has his eyes wrapped under the bandage of temptation. He cannot see the truth.
    3. His eyes are under the wraps of greedy bandage. He cannot see the truth.
    4. There's a bandage of temptation wrapped on his eyes.

    Thank you, sir.

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    #2

    Re: "....bandages of temptation."

    None of them are very natural. The metaphor doesn't really work.

    Try "He's got dollar signs in his eyes."

    https://www.google.com/search?q=doll...w=1280&bih=933

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    #3

    Re: "....bandages of temptation."

    None of the sentences with "temptation" suggest anything to do with "greed" to me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: "....bandages of temptation."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    None of the sentences with "temptation" suggest anything to do with "greed" to me.
    Nor does greed relate to not being able to see the truth - at least, not that I can see, greedy beggar that I am!

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    #5

    Re: "....bandages of temptation."

    I wouldn't think of temptation as a bandage, and like the other posters I can't see this as carrying the meaning of greedy.

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    #6

    Re: "....bandages of temptation."

    "Bandages of temptation" makes about as much sense as "Shoelaces of desire".

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    #7

    Re: "....bandages of temptation."

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Bandages of temptation" makes about as much sense as "Shoelaces of desire".
    Though they could lend themselves to the titles of powerful arthouse movies (and plays, of course).

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