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wowenglish1

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What does she mean by the next sentence?
Hols still, I'm putting on my lipstick.

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'Don't move....'

She doesn't care about his thinning hair.
 

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His head is so bald and shiny at the back that she is using it as a mirror.
 

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His head is so bald and shiny at the back that she is using it as a mirror.
Thank you,
That is great! I didn't understand it until read your post.
 

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One other thing: as a boy I learnt to say 'keep still'. I don't know ...[goes to BNC] ... Ahem... 'keep still' seems to be about 3 times as common in Br Eng; but 'hold still' still seems to be quite common. Perhaps it's a question of dialect. :?: (I think my father (from Lancashire) tended to say 'hold still' but his father-in-law (a Scot, school teacher, and prescriptivist) disapproved ;-))

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