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    #1

    the last thing on earth

    What does it mean?


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    Re: the last thing on earth

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    What does it mean?
    It depends on the situation that it's used in, PG.

    I wouldn't buy it if it was the last thing on earth.

    I wouldn't date her/him if she/he were the last person on earth.

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    Re: the last thing on earth

    i think this question is too generous, so we will have many answers

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    Smile Re: the last thing on earth

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    What does it mean?
    "The last thing on earth" requires a context, as the first replier indicated. However, to answer your question more generally, what it means is that if there were no other choice available, none at all, that you still would not take the option offered.

    So, "I wouldn't eat that potato, if it were the last thing on earth left to eat. I'd go hungry first."

    The potato is so unappealing, that I would not touch it, even if it meant starving to death.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by RedMtl; 21-Feb-2008 at 19:14.


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    Re: the last thing on earth

    In H.G.Wells's Time Machine, "the last thing on earth" was a large black creature flapping on a beach.


    Context is all!

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