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    what does this mean - bows his head for close to a minute

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    "Switching off the TV, Joe Haden, a deeply religious man, closes his eyes and bows his head for close to a minute".

    Bows his head - very easily understandable
    but 'for close'? 'to a minute' instead of 'for a minute' really confuse me.

    Hope viewers can share more. Thanks a lot

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    Re: what does this mean - bows his head for close to a minute

    "Close to" = near/nearly/almost

    He bows his head for almost one minute.

    He bowed his head for a minute.
    He bowed his head for close to a minute.
    He bowed his head for fifty seconds. (Unlikely statement.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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