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    Smile fold in on

    Truly depressed people can never look ahead; the blackness of the present folds in on them. But you're wandering in that garden already in your imagination, and have planned what you can do to it. Please realise how important your 'only positive step' is.
    Hi! Could someone please tell me what 'fold in on' refer to? And is it a metaphor? Many thanks!


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    If you can imagine it, to a truly depressed person there is a sense of a physical black blanket hanging over them, which can fold over and engulf them, preventing them from taking any action. It folds in on them.

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    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your paraphrasing. Can I apply "fold in on" to a positive context?

    eg. I heard from a letter from my friend today. The happiness folds in on me. (Is it okay?)


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    Re: fold in on

    I have not met it in this way, but I see no reason why you could not use it like that. However, I would not have an article in front of "happiness".

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    Smile Re: fold in on

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I have not met it in this way, but I see no reason why you could not use it like that. However, I would not have an article in front of "happiness".
    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you again for your response.

    Is "the blackness of the present folds in on them" a usual expression? If yes, I want to copy it down in my notebook.


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    Re: fold in on

    If you mean will you hear it on the street, no. It is a good descriptive sentence, though.

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    Anglika,

    Thank you so much! Have a nice day!

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