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    to get too close for comfort

    What is the meaning of this phrase in this context?

    "The pastures provide endless amounts of lush grass for birds to nest in and for livestock to eat. It would seem there’s plenty for everybody - but occasionally they can get too close for comfort. "

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    Re: to get too close for comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    What is the meaning of this phrase in this context?

    "The pastures provide endless amounts of lush grass for birds to nest in and for livestock to eat. It would seem there’s plenty for everybody - but occasionally they can get too close for comfort. "

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    If "they" refers to the "birds' nests" and the "feeding livestock" - it perhaps means that they are getting in the way of one another and the encounters are causing problems.

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    Re: to get too close for comfort

    Thank you! It's just that I found that it is a phrase that means:
    "worrying because of a possible direct effect on you" and I don't get it in this context.

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    Re: to get too close for comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    Thank you! It's just that I found that it is a phrase that means:
    "worrying because of a possible direct effect on you" and I don't get it in this context.
    If, for example, someone nearly has an accident,pehaps almost crashes his car , he could say "That was too close for comfort!"

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