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Autor:  Dale
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Data:  23/MAR/2005 12:02 PM
Assunto:  Re: inch for inch and pound for pound
 
Mensagem:  Gostaria de saber o significado da expressão: "inch for inch and pound for pound". This expression is used when emphasizing a quality (negative or positive) of a person or object. Note that when used to describe an object, it has to have size and weight. The expression cannot be used to describe things without size and weight such as songs, ideas, educational programs, etc. You can use it as follows: soccer team of Southern Brazil." (There is none better.) "Inch for inch and pound for pound, the Passat is the best car you can buy." (There is none better.) "Inch for inch and pound for pound, she's the ugliest girl I've ever seen". (There is nobody uglier.) You cannot use it as follows: "Inch for inch and pound for pound, "Mad Maria" is the best soap opera on Brazilian TV." (The novela has neither size nor weight.) "Inch for inch and pound for pound, "Love Me Tender" is the best song ever recorded by Elvis Presley." (The soing has neither size nor weight.)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
inch for inch and pound for pound  –  Lili  23/MAR/2005, 2:20 AM
 Re: inch for inch and pound for pound  –  Dale  23/MAR/2005, 12:02 PM

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