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    What's the meaning?

    My suprevisor wrote to me:

    "don't believe all your press clippings! - you must now turn into the most brilliant, hardest working student!"

    What's the meaning of it??
    Especially, what's the meaning of "don't believe all your press clippings"? Isn't press clippings mean news cutting? What's the meaning of the whole sentence?

    Thank you very much.

  2. #2

    Re: What's the meaning?

    Not a teacher.

    I guess the sentence means to not believe everything you read in the newspaper and that you need to be a better student. I'm not sure what the context is though, and that might change the meaning. Your supervisor might not literally mean to not believe the newspapers.

    What prompted your teacher to write this?


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    Re: What's the meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by annso View Post
    My suprevisor wrote to me:

    "don't believe all your press clippings! - you must now turn into the most brilliant, hardest working student!"

    What's the meaning of it??
    Especially, what's the meaning of "don't believe all your press clippings"? Isn't press clippings mean news cutting? What's the meaning of the whole sentence?

    Thank you very much.
    Your teacher is saying don't believe all the compliments or comments you may have received.

  3. #4

    Re: What's the meaning?

    Oh yeah, that sounds about right. I've never heard that expression before.

  4. Newbie
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    Re: What's the meaning?

    Wow~~thank you very much.
    After reading your answer, I think he wants me not to believe all the comments I've read, but not the newspaper things.
    Thank you very much.

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