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    The meaning of a sentence...

    What's the meaning of "Mrs Eccles had a vaghely flashy look about her".
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    Re: The meaning of a sentence...

    Quote Originally Posted by badpaolo View Post
    What's the meaning of "Mrs Eccles had a vaguely flashy look about her"?
    She had a flashy look about her, but it wasn't pronounced. It wasn't very obvious. It was subtle. It was hardly flashy at all.



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    Re: The meaning of a sentence...

    In this context, "flashy" means dressing in a way that is intended to get attention and admiration, usually not in good style or taste.

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    Re: The meaning of a sentence...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    In this context, "flashy" means dressing in a way that is intended to get attention and admiration, usually not in good style or taste.
    Yes, but what about "vaguely flashy"? (The two words don't seem to go together.)



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    Re: The meaning of a sentence...

    It seems to me to be damning with faint praise. Without more context, "she" is slightly over the top, but not outrageously so.

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