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    Phrases help...

    Campbell, now a sprightly 36, knuckled down and worked his way up...

    Campbell, now 36, knuckled down and worked his way up...



    Can I ask what the phrase(s) are in bold?

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    Re: Phrases help...

    Quote Originally Posted by smasher44 View Post
    Campbell, now a sprightly 36, knuckled down and worked his way up...

    Campbell, now 36, knuckled down and worked his way up...



    Can I ask what the phrase(s) are in bold?
    now 36 just means "36 years old."
    now a sprightly 36 means "36 years old and fitter than you would expect for his or her age."

    buggles(not ateacher)

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