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    worse for wear. = did not look well. She was suffering the effects of something.
    groomed to within an inch of her life self. = When she arrived she was extremely well dressed and made-up, even more than her usual elegance. This is journalistic writing of a fairly low grade style.
    Last edited by Anglika; 03-Sep-2008 at 14:24.


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    Re: to within an inch of her life self

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    worse for wear. = did not look well. She was suffering the effects of something.
    groomed to within an inch of her life self. = When she arrived she was extremely well dressed and made-up, even more than her usual elegance. This is journalistic writing of a fairly low grade style.
    Sorry, sorry - hit the wrong button! I did not mean to edit your original post.

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    Smile Re: to within an inch of her life self

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Sorry, sorry - hit the wrong button! I did not mean to edit your original post.
    No trouble! Thank you for your priceless help!

    The post was:

    Elizabeth Hurley has perfected the art of red carpet glamour.

    But even she succumbed to the lure of the free bar at last night's star-studded GQ Men of the Year awards and left the event looking uncharacteristically worse for wear.
    The 43-year-old former actress arrived earlier looking her usual groomed to within an inch of her life self.


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    Re: to within an inch of her life self

    Thanks!


    As to the second one, it should be read as ["groomed-to-within-an-inch-of-her-life"] self.

    She is normally exceedingly well turned-out for these events.

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