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    Question dry-cereal-straight-out-of-the-box-eatingly

    It seems that being a poor, lonely, irreversibly desiccating single woman living sadly and dry-cereal-straight-out-of-the-box-eatingly on her own, I not only have the fate of my undiscovered corpse being eaten by alsatians to look forward to.
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    LIZ JONES: It's friends who keep you alive, not the loneliness of marriage | Mail Online


    Hello!

    What does "dry-cereal-straight-out-of-the-box-eatingly" mean?

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    Re: dry-cereal-straight-out-of-the-box-eatingly

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
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    LIZ JONES: It's friends who keep you alive, not the loneliness of marriage | Mail Online


    Hello!

    What does "dry-cereal-straight-out-of-the-box-eatingly" mean?
    It's a reference to the way the solitary person lives his or her life (I haven't read the article so don't know which). People with family/friends/human contacts prepare meals and eat them together face to face. People who live alone can just wait till they're hungry and then grab the first packet from the food cupboard - in this case, breakfast cereal - and eat it dry (not in the usual way, in a bowl with milk).

    It's not idiomatic.

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    Re: dry-cereal-straight-out-of-the-box-eatingly

    Thank you very much for your help, BobK.

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