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    A cubical lifestyle

    I've come across the expression 'a cubical lifestyle' and I wonder if it is very common or not very common? What exactly does it mean? Judging by the context I thnk it means having a very monotonous life like home-office-home'. Can you help?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: A cubical lifestyle

    I would need to understand the context as well.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: A cubical lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    I've come across the expression 'a cubical lifestyle' ...
    Where did you see it? Under what circumstances? Who wrote it?

    I have asked you before to get into the habit of giving us this information.

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    Re: A cubical lifestyle

    I have a feeling the expression you're looking for is cubicle lifestyle. Does that help clarify things?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: A cubical lifestyle

    I agree with GS. A cubicle lifestyle is a full-time job in a cubicle in a large corporate office or other bureaucracy.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: A cubical lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you see it? Under what circumstances? Who wrote it?
    Sorry, I thought it was a commonly used collocation and, though I am aware of the importance of context, I thought this time I could do without it. And I didn't see it written, just heard it somewhere.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: A cubical lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I have a feeling the expression you're looking for is cubicle lifestyle. Does that help clarify things?
    That's why I couldn't find it when I googled it. Thank you.
    Last edited by englishhobby; 25-Jun-2016 at 17:28.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: A cubical lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I agree with GS. A cubicle lifestyle is a full-time job in a cubicle in a large corporate office or other bureaucracy.
    And maybe a small living space to round things off?

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