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    might as well have pulled

    I hadnít done much, after all, except mix together some flour, water, and a little sourdough starter, and then treated it like a baby for several hours. ⑧ And yet ó here was this substantial thing that hadnít existed before,
    this fragrant risen form. ⑨ I might as well have pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and indeed my family, whose expectations for this latest project of mine were modest, reacted as if I had. Something from nothing.

    What does this might as well have pulled mean? Is it a hypothetical conditional?

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    Re: might as well have pulled

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What does this might as well have pulled mean?
    The effect was the same as if I had pulled..

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    Re: might as well have pulled

    And there might be a bit of cultural background you're missing, keanu - 'pulling a rabbit out of a hat, is traditionally what a conjuror does. (Of course, not all conjurors do,, but 'pulling a rabbit from a hat' is an idiomatic way of saying doing something apparently magical).

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