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    Take things lightly and you will fly.

    Can someone plse explain the meaning of the following: Take things lightly and you will fly. Thanx.
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    Re: Take things lightly and you will fly.

    Quote Originally Posted by rohanasm View Post
    Can someone plse please explain the meaning of the following: Take things lightly and you will fly. Thanx Thanks.
    First, please note my corrections above. Neither "plse" nor "Thanx" exist in English. Please use full words here, not textspeak or chatlish.

    Where did you find the phrase "Take things lightly and you will fly", and who wrote it?
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    Re: Take things lightly and you will fly.

    It's not a standard idiom. I guess it means that if you don't take things seriously, you will have problems, but that is a guess. Where did you see it?

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    Re: Take things lightly and you will fly.

    I read it on the Internet when I was going through some motivational speeches.

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    Re: Take things lightly and you will fly.

    It's not an idiom or cliche, it's a witicism.

    Heavy things can't fly. Light things can. Taking something lightly means not taking it too seriously.

    So: Don't take things seriously and you'll have an easier life - that is, you'll fly.
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    Re: Take things lightly and you will fly.

    Or: It's hard to fly with the weight of the world on your shoulders.
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