Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 1,271
    #1

    as close as

    Please explain the following in red more easily. You don't have to explain the meaning of each words.

    David Remnick, writing in the New Yorker, recently described Springsteen's performance style as "as close as a white man of Social Security age can get to James Brown circa 1962 without risking a herniated disk."

    Thank you.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #2

    Re: as close as

    James Brown was famous for his rather over-the-top dance moves (see the photos here). The extract you posted means that Bruce Springsteen danced quite a lot during his performance but he wasn't quite as lithe as James Brown. He did the best he could given that he is now old enough to claim Social Security (he is of pension age). If he had wanted to emulate James Brown to a greater extent, he would have risked injuring his back!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #3

    Re: as close as

    In short, "pretty good for an old guy."

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Mar-2013, 16:13
  2. close enough
    By wowenglish1 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-May-2011, 21:26
  3. as close as I get
    By meliss in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Nov-2009, 12:04
  4. come close
    By kukinecka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Nov-2008, 20:09
  5. close by or close to?
    By loveydovey in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Nov-2007, 01:15

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •