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    Smile what does "set your watch by them" mean in Sylvester Stallone's quote?

    Hi, Guys!

    I loved the following quote from Sylvester Stallone:

    "Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting."

    But I have no idea what he means by saying "you can set your watch by them."

    I did a little research and I guess that 'set your watch by someone' has a meaning of someone being very punctual, or always being on time. But it's unlikely to me it has the same meaning here.

    Could someone please help me out here?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: what does "set your watch by them" mean in Sylvester Stallone's quote?

    He was talking about people being dependable. In one context that means being punctual.

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    Re: what does "set your watch by them" mean in Sylvester Stallone's quote?

    withlove520, Do you know that all of your 'Thank you' posts in your previous thread have just been deleted by the moderator Rover_KE?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: what does "set your watch by them" mean in Sylvester Stallone's quote?

    Matthew, thanks for pointing that out... I wanted to click on the Thank and Like icon, but nothing happens when I clicked on it. I guess there must be some problem with my web browser or something. So I have no choice but to write a thank you post. Sorry for the trouble :)

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