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    Thumbs down saunter into

    Dear experts,

    What does 'to saunter into' mean in the following sentence:

    'Lamont sauntered into the grill-room like he owned the place'

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    Lena Matveyeva.

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    Re: saunter into

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    Dear experts,

    What does 'to saunter into' mean in the following sentence:

    'Lamont sauntered into the grill-room like he owned the place'

    In faith,

    Lena Matveyeva.
    (not a professional teacher). To saunter is move in a relaxed, unhurried manner. Here's the OED's definition:

    To walk with a leisurely and careless gait.


    Careless here means without care or concern. So in the sentence you quoted, "saunter" describes the relaxed confidence of the person being described. He projected an air of total confidence, as if he owned the place into which he sauntered.

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