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    well rounded

    If I say "well rounded" describing a staff member, will that mean that he/she knows how to behave or might indicate his body shape which obviously was not my intention?

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    Re: well rounded

    Hello G2C,

    If you use "well rounded" of a staff member, it will usually imply that the staff member has a good range of interests, skills, etc.

    If however the person in question is a shapely female, or obviously overweight, or even very thin, it may well cause unseemly merriment.

    Best wishes,


    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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