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    Regarding the meaning of the following sentence

    "back to being treated like a dog that had rolled in something smelly"
    "they'd never given him a proper present, let alone a cake-but to ignore it completely.."
    "May I take you through to the dining room?"

    Please, explain me the meaning and how I can use it in more sentences.
    Thanks,
    Ginny
    Last edited by ginny00; 07-Jun-2009 at 05:35.


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    Re: Regarding the meaning of the following sentence

    "back to being treated like a dog that had rolled in something smelly"
    A dog is an animal that sometimes isn't treated very well. Dogs like to play outside and roll around on the ground. They also like smells that people might not find very pleasant. If a dog has been outside rolling around in something smelly, it will come back smelling very bad. People will avoid it, wrinkle their noses and probably treat it very poorly. They don't want it around, and they don't want to touch it because it might make them smell bad. If a person is being treated this way, the person is unwanted or scorned; other people find them disgusting.

    "they'd never given him a proper present, let alone a cake-but to ignore it completely.."
    I'm guessing this is in the context of someone's birthday being ignored. Most people on their birthdays will get a nice gift and a cake from their family and friends along with a party, cards and well-wishes. This person has never received a cake or an appropriate (real/nice) gift, but he still thinks it's strange for people to ignore the event. They should at least say something to him about his birthday.

    "May I take you through to the dining room?"
    Someone is offering to take a guest (or other person) through the rooms or hallways of the house to the dining room, a room of the house designed for eating a nice dinner. It is the sort of thing a butler might say.


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    Re: Regarding the meaning of the following sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by nonsense View Post
    A dog is an animal that sometimes isn't treated very well. Dogs like to play outside and roll around on the ground. They also like smells that people might not find very pleasant. If a dog has been outside rolling around in something smelly, it will come back smelling very bad. People will avoid it, wrinkle their noses and probably treat it very poorly. They don't want it around, and they don't want to touch it because it might make them smell bad. If a person is being treated this way, the person is unwanted or scorned; other people find them disgusting.



    I'm guessing this is in the context of someone's birthday being ignored. Most people on their birthdays will get a nice gift and a cake from their family and friends along with a party, cards and well-wishes. This person has never received a cake or an appropriate (real/nice) gift, but he still thinks it's strange for people to ignore the event. They should at least say something to him about his birthday.



    Someone is offering to take a guest (or other person) through the rooms or hallways of the house to the dining room, a room of the house designed for eating a nice dinner. It is the sort of thing a butler might say.

    Thanks, it was really helpful.

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