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    ride a lot of horses very fast

    What does the phrase mean "to ride a lot of horses very fast"?

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    Re: ride a lot of horses very fast

    Quote Originally Posted by she's_a_rebel View Post
    What does the phrase mean "to ride a lot of horses very fast"?
    Dear Rebel:

    I have never heard this used as an idiomatic expression. Is there more context available?

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    Re: ride a lot of horses very fast

    Actually it doesn't fit in the context in any way, so I thought it might be idiomatic.

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    Re: ride a lot of horses very fast

    Quote Originally Posted by she's_a_rebel View Post
    Actually it doesn't fit in the context in any way, so I thought it might be idiomatic.
    If it's being used figuratively, it may mean that the person lives his/her life at high speed and is involved simultaneously in several high-risk or high-stress activities. It could have a positive connotation (how quick-witted and energetic!) or a negative one (At this pace, s/he's bound to take a fall sometime!)

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    Re: ride a lot of horses very fast

    Quote Originally Posted by she's_a_rebel View Post
    What does the phrase mean "to ride a lot of horses very fast"?
    What does the phrase "to ride a lot of horses very fast" mean?
    Context, context, context.




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    Re: ride a lot of horses very fast

    Here's the context:

    'To be frank, the men needed more work, and this is where we are going to be better than the other film,' he said. The role of Colonel Brandon, played by Alan Rickman in the Lee film, is also to be enhanced, he revealed. He feels that Austen should have given readers more help to understand how Marianne was able to transfer her affections so swiftly from Willoughby to the gruff Brandon. As a result, Davies's adaptation will see Brandon, this time played by David Morrissey, riding a lot of horses very fast.

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    Re: ride a lot of horses very fast

    Morrissey will be taking on a great deal of work.



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    It has no metaphoric maning, It is exactly what it says: Unlike the earlier film, in this new adaptation Col Brandon will ride a lot of horses to make him more attractive to the romantically inclined Marianne, who fell for the dastardly Willoughby after seeing him on his white stallion.

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    The role of Colonel Brandon, played by Alan Rickman in the Lee film, is also to be enhanced, he revealed. He feels that Austen should have given (!) readers more help to understand how Marianne was able to transfer her affections so swiftly from Willoughby to the gruff Brandon.

    Arggggh!! ...and he'll undoubtedly have to ride through some swampy land, so that his clothing can be strategically torn and wetly plastered to his admirable physique...
    Just how many months does 'he' think it should have taken Marianne to decide to accept Colonel Brandon? Of course, this assumes that 'he' actually read the book. Silly me.

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    PS: Although, if 'he' is Peter Davies, I cannot doubt that he has read the book. Maybe it was long, long ago...


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    Re: ride a lot of horses very fast

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    The role of Colonel Brandon, played by Alan Rickman in the Lee film, is also to be enhanced, he revealed. He feels that Austen should have given (!) readers more help to understand how Marianne was able to transfer her affections so swiftly from Willoughby to the gruff Brandon.

    Arggggh!! ...and he'll undoubtedly have to ride through some swampy land, so that his clothing can be strategically torn and wetly plastered to his admirable physique...
    Just how many months does 'he' think it should have taken Marianne to decide to accept Colonel Brandon? Of course, this assumes that 'he' actually read the book. Silly me.

    Petra

    PS: Although, if 'he' is Peter Davies, I cannot doubt that he has read the book. Maybe it was long, long ago...
    Do you think they will go so far as to have Brandon rescue Marianne on the hill rather than Willoughby?

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