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  1. matilda
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    Talking 112-s.b locks herself up

    Dear all

    Hello

    What does it mean when they say (she locked herself up)?

    Regards

    Matilda

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    Re: 112-s.b locks herself up

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    Don't double-post, please.
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  3. matilda
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    i don't know what you mean. i saw this sentence somewhere, and i didn't know the meaning.

    who's post was it? at least tell me this to check my answer, PLEAS.

    by the way, i never copy other's posts. remember that


    Matilda

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    Re: 112-s.b locks herself up

    Dear Matilda,what MisterMicawber meant was that you posted the same question twice.In fact he had already answered you that same question asking you to give more context.
    'locks herself up' does not mean locking with a key.It refers to a state of mind.You put up a sort of barrier between you and the rest of the world. You could also say to withdraw into oneself.If you were Italian I would tell you 'chiudersi in se stesso' which is the exact translation.
    To lock somebody up means to put someone in prison or mental hospital.
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  5. matilda
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    sorry.i made a mistake in posting that question twice, and in understanding what MisterMicawber sais. I do apologize.
    i really didn't understand what you meant


    Matilda

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    Re: 112-s.b locks herself up

    It's OK,Matilda-we all make mistakes.
    Did you understand the meaning of 'lock herself up'?

  7. matilda
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    Re: 112-s.b locks herself up

    unfortunately not.

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    Re: 112-s.b locks herself up

    No? Let me try again.If I tell you that 'she was in a world of her own'? or '
    she did not communicate with the rest of the world'?

  9. matilda
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    wow. sometimes i understand how clever i am, when i can not get the meaning of such easy sentences




  10. matilda
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    Talking Re: 112-s.b locks herself up

    but now, i understood. Don't be worry anymore. i'm not THAT CLEVER


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