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    He was damned near an alcoholic =?

    what does the sentence mean?

    He completes to near to alcoholic. It means he can't control himself?

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    Re: He was damned near an alcoholic =?

    It means that he was close to being considered an alcoholic. His behavior was very much like an alcoholic's.

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    Re: He was damned near an alcoholic =?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    He completes to near to alcoholic.
    That means nothing to me as it stands. Where did you see/hear this?

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    Re: He was damned near an alcoholic =?

    May I take 'damned' to mean 'very' here?

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    Re: He was damned near an alcoholic =?

    You may.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Aug-2015 at 17:47. Reason: Fixing typo.

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