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    fries limp with the weight of their own grease

    Hi. Could you please explain me what does "limp" mean here? Maybe "lacking firm texture, substance, or structure"? But how could it be "with the weight of their own grease"? Thank you.
    "...they ended up back at Hardee’s, eating a mid-afternoon snack of double cheeseburgers and fries limp with the weight of their own grease." (Abundance of Katherines by John Green)

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    Re: fries limp with the weight of their own grease

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Maybe "lacking firm texture, substance, or structure"?
    Yes, that's right.

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    But how could it be "with the weight of their own grease"?
    Why not? The excess grease made the fries limp (soggy, bendy, not firm).
    Last edited by teechar; 30-Mar-2017 at 12:08. Reason: changed "chips" back to the original "fries"

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    Re: fries limp with the weight of their own grease

    It adds to the idea that they aren't crispy, but soggy and fatty.

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