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    Cool Don't push the edges

    It seems an idiom or the like. Please, Could someone say to me what does "Don't push the edges" mean?

    Thanks a lot



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    Re: Don't push the edges

    Once again, it would help to have more context. I know "don't push the limits" - You are trying to go beyond what is acceptable.

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    Re: Don't push the edges

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Once again, it would help to have more context. I know "don't push the limits" - You are trying to go beyond what is acceptable.
    Not at all. I have found it at some production notes for a recent movie: Mr. Brooks. Actress Marg Helgenberger talks about the marriage to Kevin Costner in the movie, and reflects on her character someway guessing her perfect husband has some dark side very hidden. Paragraph where this expression found is said by Marg: "There might be questions she (wife) doesn't ask, but I (she himself as an actress) also think this is typical of any long-term relationship where some kind of dysfunction sets in - where you settle into a certain routine in your day-to-day relationship and don't push the edges."

    May it mean "don't tense the situation"?

    Thank You for your interest. Very grateful.

    Last edited by Bushwhacker; 09-May-2007 at 22:50.

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    Re: Don't push the edges

    I would say Anglika had it exactly right. You don't go beyond the limits of what the "normal" behavior is.

    (By the way, Marg is female, so you would say herself rather than himself.)

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    Cool Re: Don't push the edges

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I would say Anglika had it exactly right. You don't go beyond the limits of what the "normal" behavior is.

    (By the way, Marg is female, so you would say herself rather than himself.)
    Of course, when said "himself" I mean "herself". My fault.
    But for me your answer is even more important because you have made me to realize I misundestood Anglika's answer. I thought Anglika was saying to me that "don't push the edges" was of my invention, that's the reason I replyed giving all this context in order to make firm I found that at a text. Now, with your answer I realize "don't go beyond the limits" was the meaning of "don't push the edges". So thanks both of you.


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