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    I make a mean sandcastle.

    We're at the beach so you should meet us here! I make a mean sandcastle.

    I am not sure about the meaning of the following sentence.

    I make "a mean sandcastle."

    Thanks.
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    #2

    Re: Help

    The speaker can make a high-quality/impressive sandcastle.

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    #3

    Re: Help

    Quote Originally Posted by lyyfeb707 View Post
    We're at the beach, so you should meet us here! I make a mean sandcastle.
    Hello ivyfeb707, and welcome to the forum.

    In the above, "mean" is an attributive (comes before the noun) adjective.

    Take a look at explanation #4 for "mean" as an adjective in the following link,
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/mean

    and at "mean" as an adjective meaning "good" in the following link.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/mean

    You may also want to bookmark the links to those dictionary websites for future reference.

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    #4

    Re: I make a mean sandcastle.

    lyyfeb707, as you can see, I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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