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    #1

    be saving yourself and all of that

    Paul, who is a writer, tells Holly that he sold his story recently and was paid money. She:
    Oh, that's marvellous. lt really is. But... Only how does your decorator friend [the woman that keeps him, he's a gigolo] feel about it? I thought you were supposed to be saving yourself and all of that?
    Breakfast ta Tiffany's, movie

    Am I right that:
    1. "save yourself" here is in the meaning of "spare yourself"
    2. "and all of that" = the expression "and all that"
    Thank you.


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    Re: be saving yourself and all of that

    Saving himself for her- depending on her not on his own income. (I guess)

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