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    Cool Idiom

    Dear Teacher

    What does the expression: "with nary a bump" means ?

    Thank you.

    Gilles L


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    Re: Idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher

    What does the expression: "with nary a bump" means ?

    Thank you.

    Gilles L
    Give us a sentence!!!!! Context is important!


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    Re: Idiom

    Whether this is a bump in the road, on the skin, or the 'bump' of the All About Eve type - "Fasten your seat-belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." :

    'nary' is fairly common in the UK and stems from the time in the 18 century when people would say 'ne'er a' =never a. Now it is just an informal way of saying "not", (but used selectively for an 'effect' )

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