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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
"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.)
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