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    top off

    Hi,

    I would like to know what "Yet something about being at sea must weaken the inhibitions that normally prevent people from topping off a huge restaurant meal by sprawling on their bed and calling room service." means here. Is it something like 'being at sea makes you eat a lot and still call room service to eat some more?"

    Thanks

    Oasis, like other very large cruise ships, feels less like a nautical object than like a shopping-mall food court with swimming pools on the roof. Yet something about being at sea must weaken the inhibitions that normally prevent people from topping off a huge restaurant meal by sprawling on their bed and calling room service. A person who, on land, can walk past an auction of Thomas Kinkade prints without regret may be helplessly drawn to one in the Boleros Lounge, on Deck 5, across from Starbuck’s. Maybe oceans exert a powerful transformative force that affects you even when you can’t see or feel or smell the water, and makes you hungry.

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    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...loating-feasts


    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Nov-2014 at 14:37. Reason: Standardised font size and made hyperlink work

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    Re: top off

    You've gotten the right idea. It sounds like someplace I'd like to be.

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