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    Thumbs down What does it mean?

    I've had ever such a rotten night.'


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    #2

    Re: What does it mean?

    "I could not sleep and tossed and turned all night."

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    #3

    Question Re: What does it mean?

    No, it must mean something else.

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    Smile Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    No, it must mean something else.
    Could be, but you have to give us more context to pinpoint its meaning.

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    #5

    Re: What does it mean?

    It could mean that the person has had terrible experiences tonight.

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    #6

    Re: What does it mean?

    OK, guys, a prostitute stands at the corner, no clients and she says:

    'I've had ever such a rotten night'


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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    OK, guys, a prostitute stands at the corner, no clients and she says:
    'I've had ever such a rotten night'
    Hi Pinkgreat,

    It means that the particular night has been really rotten. Maybe she was stiffed [no pun intended] by some clients. Maybe she got roughed up some by some scumbag. Maybe that and a lot more happened.

    The 'ever' is simply an intensifier, like "really".


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    Main Entry: ev·er
    Pronunciation: 'e-v&r
    Function: adverb

    3 -- used as an intensive <looks ever so angry> <am I ever happy to see you>

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Or maybe it was a rotten night because she had no customers and is broke.

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