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    Smile a fancy plaster

    "A talent? You mean a hobby, don't you?" Asked the nurse, as she put a fancy plaster around my finger.
    "You could say that," Mum said to the nurse, while giving my knee a squeeze. "She's on the hunt for something to be good at."


    For a start, is a fancy plaster an English term equal to a fancy band for Americans?

    Second, is a squeeze here somewhat equivalent to a little pinch? Thanks.

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    Re: a fancy plaster

    A fancy bandage (or Band-Aid) in AmE.

    The squeeze to the knee was not really a pinch; the Mom gripped her daughter's knee for a moment and squeezed (sort of like you do to a hand during a handshake). It is a gesture of comfort or reassurance.


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    Smile Re: a fancy plaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    A fancy bandage (or Band-Aid) in AmE.

    The squeeze to the knee was not really a pinch; the Mom gripped her daughter's knee for a moment and squeezed (sort of like you do to a hand during a handshake). It is a gesture of comfort or reassurance.
    Thank you again, Ouisch. I got it.

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