"Infidelity" is something that is normally hidden. Why the other people were surprised by that is unclear.
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Can anyone explain the underlined phrase?
It seemed like nobody involved could get over the fact that infidelity was anything other than an act to be downplayed, concealed, or outright avoided. Thanks
Correct me if I am wrong.
"can't get over it" means "surprised"
"can get over it" means "not surprise"
So "Nobody can get over it" can also be written as "no one is not surprised by" / "everyone is surprised by"
'can’t get over something
used for saying that you are very surprised by something'── quoted from http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...itish/get-over
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Last edited by Matthew Wai; 16-Jun-2015 at 15:49.
Explanation from the site you have given me sounds different from what I get from http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic15983.html
People involved in infidelity somehow cannot accept the fact that it should not be downplayed, concealed or outright avoided
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Last edited by iereiy; 17-Jun-2015 at 11:22.
Last edited by Matthew Wai; 17-Jun-2015 at 11:57.
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In my opinion, Tedmc's definition of "to get over something" seems very appropriate for the sentence that we are discussing.
James: Why are you always so sad?
Mona: Because Raul promised to marry me and then he married Martha instead.
James: OMG, Mona! That was five years ago. Get over it! ( = accept it!) Move on with your life.
Last edited by TheParser; 18-Jun-2015 at 13:20. Reason: Big technical problems.