Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 264
    #1

    take them all over

    In 2014, just before his Oscar win, Redmayne married his wife, Hannah, who operates a business while traveling with him. His lead role in the guaranted blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set in Harry Potter's universe, will certainly take them all over.

    Hi,
    Is it right to interpret "take them all over" in the above as "occupy all of their time?" Thanks.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Academic
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 25,543
    #2

    Re: take them all over

    It's unusual. Where is this text from? (A URL will do).

  3. Key Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • New Zealand
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Nov 2010
    • Posts: 2,138
    #3

    Re: take them all over

    not a teacher

    I can't find the original quote, but from what you've given us I suspect that "take them all over" refers to the "traveling" mentioned in the previous sentence. The sense is more or less "take them all over the world".
    So, his wife operates a business while traveling with him… and his new fame will certainly mean that they will be doing a lot of traveling in the future.

  4. Raymott's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Academic
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 25,543
    #4

    Re: take them all over

    That's certainly one possibility.

  5. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 46,960
    #5

    Re: take them all over

    I read it the same way as JMurray.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  6. Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 264
    #6

    Re: take them all over

    There's more context in the following:

    In 2014, just before his Oscar win, Redmayne married his wife, Hannah, who operates a business while traveling with him. His lead role in the guaranteed blockbuster
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set in Harry Potter's universe, will certainly take them all over. But with the arrival of their first child this past June, the Redmaynes are settling down for a time, moving away from that "crazy existence."

    Btw, does "crazy existence" refer to "crazy ways of life; a life constantly moving around?" Thanks.

  7. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 12,036
    #7

    Re: take them all over

    Clearly take them all over means they're going to travel widely.

    Your understanding of crazy existence is correct.
    I am not a teacher.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •