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    meaning of "might be on to something"

    Dear Teachers,

    I read these from The Choice by Nocholas Sparks:

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    "I think Monica might be on to something. If you ask me, I think you have commitment issues."

    What does "might be on to something" mean?

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    "Travis nursed his beer silently, looking out over the water."

    Does "nurse" mean that he drank his beer very slowly?


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    Re: meaning of "might be on to something"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    I read these from The Choice by Nocholas Sparks:

    1.
    "I think Monica might be on to something. If you ask me, I think you have commitment issues."

    What does "might be on to something" mean? May have discovered something/is on the track of something.

    2.
    "Travis nursed his beer silently, looking out over the water."

    Does "nurse" mean that he drank his beer very slowly? He is cradling/holding the glass between his hands.
    ..

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    Re: meaning of "might be on to something"

    Cradling!!! Was that intentional?

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    Re: meaning of "might be on to something"

    Yup!

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