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    To boot

    Hi,

    Does to boot in the context below means her employers were going to get her the sack?

    Uncle Thedie, when Barbara was ten, had returned from a protracted sojourn in east Africa, and now that she was over twenty, and an assistant librarian to boot, was still blethering about salt-licks and drinking-pools and safaris.

    John Metcalfe, The Renegate, 194?

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    Re: To boot

    No, "to boot" is a set expression meaning in addition.

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    Re: To boot

    Oh my god, it is in my dictionary ...
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    Re: To boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    Oh my god, it is in my dictionary ...
    A dictionary containing words, connected phrases and definitions? Whatever next?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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