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    Loose-coupled

    Hi,

    Can anybody explain to me what the author means by loose-coupled?


    A woman was standing in the doorway, looking at me without moving. Seeing the bulk of her I wondered how she had managed to come within ten feet of me without making enough sound to attract my attention. She must have weighed all of a hundred and eighty pounds, and her big, loose-coupled body did not look as if it were easy to control.

    Edge of Running Water by William Sloane, 1939.


    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Loose-coupled

    Like her body parts were not attached very tightly.

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    #3

    Re: Loose-coupled

    You don't need to have your body parts "attached" unless you are grossly obese and flabby.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Loose-coupled

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    You don't need to have your body parts "attached" unless you are grossly obese and flabby.
    That is surely one of the most nonsensical sentences I have ever read.
    Last edited by probus; 25-Jan-2020 at 05:19.

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