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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    that would be that

    I wanted this encounter with the man I'd come to think of as a second father to be all emotion, embraces, tears. But I realized Otto would probably just shake my hand formally and we would have very civilized time and that would be that. I was prepared.

    Please explain the highlighted words.

    Also I think, (to be all emotion...........) = (to share all emotion...............). Am I right?

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    • Join Date: Jun 2006
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    Re: that would be that

    Hi Gary

    The sentence basically means "I wanted this encounter to be very emotional, with lots of embraces and tears." (Lots of embraces and tears = lots of hugging and crying.)

    "That would be that" means "That would be all (there was). There would be nothing more."


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