Interested in Language
I have a question about "taken in" in the following sentence.
I hate to see those horrid glasses taken in after your supper.
The daughter of a landlady says this to a lodger who has taken to drinking. I am not sure what "taken in" means. The landlady seems to wash the dishes after the lodgers' supper, so I guess it may mean "glasses taken into the kitchen". Is my interpretation correct?
Thank you, moniza, for your comment. Yes, it must be as you say!!
After a meal, the men will withdraw to the sitting area/lounge and drink port, or whatever. The glasses of port will be poured in the bar area, and taken in/carried on a tray into the room where the men are sitting. She sees the glasses being taken in, which means now the lodger is going to start drinking...and apparently, going to over-imbibe!