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    idiom

    Can you please explain me what many cords around s.o.'s feet means. Thank you


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    Re: idiom

    Welcome to the forums.

    Probably that you are prevented from taking action by constraining factors.

    Can you give your source?

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    #3

    Re: idiom

    tripping over your own two feet?


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    Re: idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    Probably that you are prevented from taking action by constraining factors.

    Can you give your source?
    Yes, gladly, Anglika. Here is the full sentence:

    "No matter how many cords are around your feet, no matter how many sins you have committed, remember this: the minute you know in your heart that the happiness which is found in the temple of silence is more tempting, then you will be free."

    I like very much spiritual matters but once in a while I come upon phrases that my dictionaries cannot explain.

    I appreciate much your willingness to help me.

    God bless you!


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    Re: idiom

    It seems to mean what I have suggested - that you are constrained from action.


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    Re: idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It seems to mean what I have suggested - that you are constrained from action.
    Thank you, Anglika! God bless you always!

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