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    #1

    got to that roast

    In the context of:
    "Thatís because willpower is a finite resource with diminishing returns. You only have a certain amount of willpower to use, and the more you force yourself to use it during the day, the less youíll have available. By the time you would have theoretically gotten to that roast, itís almost a guarantee it would have turned into takeout."

    Could anyone help me paraphrase or explain the bold sentence? I don't understand the meaning of it.
    Thank you very much
    Please help me correct anything wrong in my post. I really appreciate and am very grateful for that.

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    Re: got to that roast

    I assume they're talking about a "roast dinner", a full meal (in the UK, usually eaten at Sunday lunchtime) which takes quite a long time and, I suppose, some willpower, to prepare. Sometimes, you might just find you haven't got the willpower left to bother to make it so you get a takeaway (that's BrE for "takeout" in the original).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: got to that roast

    kingtrn, always tell us the source and author of any text you quote, please.

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    #4

    Re: got to that roast

    That text is quoted from an article about Willpower, located at https://blog.trello.com/level-up-wil...essful-workday
    I think the author was using some metaphors in the bold sentences, not literally talk about preparing a meal or something... And I think emsr2d2's interpretation makes sense.
    Please help me correct anything wrong in my post. I really appreciate and am very grateful for that.

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    #5

    Re: got to that roast

    Yes, emsr2d2's explanation is correct. I just did a quick Google search and discovered that the quoted text was used (a few years earlier on other websites). That means the version quoted above might have been plagiarized!

    So what's the lesson to be learned here?
    1- Please read only reputable websites if you're looking to improve your English.
    2- Always quote (as Rover_KE has pointed out) the source of your text.

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