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    a stranger to pot

    Hi, what's the meaning of the following sentence:

    He wasn't exactly a stranger to pot.

    Thank you

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    Re: a stranger to pot

    He had smoked marijuana (pot) already.

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    Re: a stranger to pot

    Quote Originally Posted by ccarmo View Post
    Hi, what's the meaning of the following sentence:

    He wasn't exactly a stranger to pot.

    Thank you
    Yes, but the meaning is stronger than that. It means he smokes a lot of pot.

    It's called understatement: using a weak affirmative statement to hint at stronger fact.

    [I edit copy and have tutored university writing.]

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