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    Please, could you help me?

    What´s the meaning of " I´ve already drunk the wine that Dad told me to lay down for twenty years"

    Thank you.


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    Re: Please, could you help me?

    Good wine goes on ageing, sometime for many decades. Wine is "laid down" to mature - each bottle is inserted on its side in a rack designed to hold bottles. The narrator has instead drunk the wine immediately while it is still young.

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