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    #1

    Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    What does 'Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.' mean? Does it mean 'She closed her eyes.'?

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    #2

    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    Where did you find this sentence?

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    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you find this sentence?

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...lish/lid?q=lid (Extra examples - sentence 2)

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    #4

    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    She was so drowsy that she couldn't keep her eyes open.

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    #5

    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    or her lids were tired...?

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    #6

    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    No.
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    #7

    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    Are the sentences below correct and natural?

    1) Tired
    lids drooped over her eyes.

    2) Drowsy lids drooped over her eyes.

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    #8

    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    I don't find them natural.
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    #9

    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    She was so drowsy that she couldn't keep her eyes open. Thus her lids drooped over her eyes.

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    #10

    Re: Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

    'Heavy lids' is a set phrase.

    It's not that the lids themselves are tired or drowsy, it's that when you're very tired, even your eyelids can feel heavy. Normally we don't notice the weight of them, only when it's such an effort to keep them open.

    That's why your examples in #7 don't sound natural.
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