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    #1

    what is the meaning of this sentence?

    what does this mean?


    "I can count the times I've begged on two fingers."

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    #2

    Re: what is the meaning of this sentence?

    It means that he has begged twice in his life.


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    #3

    Re: what is the meaning of this sentence?

    this is a practical expession.it simply means that someone begged another to stop or for a peaceful resolution to a conflict

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    #4

    Re: what is the meaning of this sentence?

    Sorry Kitty but that is incorrect.

    I can count the times I have been on holiday in the last 2 years on one hand...
    Meaning I have been on holiday 5 times or less in the last 2 years.
    (you have 5 fingers on one hand, one finger = 1 time)


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    Re: what is the meaning of this sentence?

    The usual expression is "...on one hand."
    By pointedly saying, "on two fingers', the speaker is conveying how really unusual it is for him to ask for help, as opposed to saying:
    "I can count the times I've begged on one hand."

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