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    Question I need some help...

    Hello,
    I need some help about an expression that I've hears recently.So what does it means "skimping on lattes"?And I want also to explain me how to use the "headed for...." construction.I hope I'll get my answers and I want to thank you in advance.

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    Re: I need some help...

    More information is needed to help you. "Skimping on lattes" MAY mean cutting back (financially or calorie-wise.)

    What do you mean "heading for"??

    I am heading for the dorm.

    I am heading for a nervous breakdown.

    She is heading for a downfall.

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    Re: I need some help...

    So,the expression I ask about I read it in an article " I didnít get rich skimping on lattes. I have a concierge for everything. You donít get rich by being nice."But I think I found something about it.This expression comes out of the "latte factor"'s cenception.And then the next thing - I wrote "headed for" not heading for.But you get the idea.Now if you could just explain me the examples you gave me - I am heading for the dorm./I am heading for a nervous breakdown. /She is heading for a downfall.???

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    Re: I need some help...

    I didnít get rich skimping on lattes. (I didn't get all my money be just sacrificing expensive coffee drinks. I did other things to get rich)

    I wrote "headed for" (past of heading for)

    I am heading for (traveling towards, making my way to) the dorm.

    I am heading (setting myself up for the future, working towards) for a nervous breakdown.

    She is heading for (future circumstances are in place) a downfall.???

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    Thanks...

    Thanks you've been very useful.I'm asking about this construction because of a song - Winger's "Headed for a heartbreak".I just wanted to know what does it mean

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