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    a slice of pie is good for the soul

    Hello,


    In House of Cards, an American TV drama, Walker, the President of the USA, went to Frank's for dinner. And someone served pie later.


    Walker didn't want to eat pie.


    Frank said, "Oh, Mr. President, a slice of pie is good for the soul".


    I don't understand Frank said "good for the soul". Could you explain?

    Thank you!

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    Re: a slice of pie is good for the soul

    It has the meaning of "making one feel better"; "making one happy".

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    #3

    Re: a slice of pie is good for the soul

    It's good for your mental health.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a slice of pie is good for the soul

    Is it a common way for Americans to try to ask their guests to eat more to show their hospitality?

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    Re: a slice of pie is good for the soul

    Not very common, in my experience, but it could happen.

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