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    bowled over

    Be hold, everywhere be bold, but he not bowled over.

    What does `bowled over' means in this sentence?

    Please explain it.


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    Re: bowled over

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Be hold, everywhere be bold, but he not bowled over.

    What does `bowled over' means in this sentence?

    Please explain it.
    to be delighted, amazed, astonished


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    Re: bowled over

    It's a pun on the word "bold": "Be bold, everywhere be bold, but be not bowled over".

    A pun makes use of words of the same sound and different meanings.

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