LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||25/MAI/2006 11:28 AM|
|Assunto:||Idiom: Take its toll|
If you employ the idiom "take one's toll" you might mean or perhaps may
intend to exact an amount or extent of loss or destruction that too
much "loving" may eventually ensue.
You might have wanted to state something along the lines of
"His heavy love-making had finally taken its toll on him" meaning, "his overindulgence in sex had undermined or perhaps impaired his health because of sexually transmitted diseases."
"Years of partying, late sleeping, drinking, and cigarette smoking eventually took their toll on him" = "... all that partying, late sleeping ... exacted or levied a penalty on him. It taxed his health, his brain, and recovery from even the slightest cold took longer now than before. His doctor checked him for lung cancer and, yes, he told him he would live some six months more at best. His mortician demanded he make an immediate down payment, and the cemetery's manager urged him choose his early grave site. Too bad for him, the poor guy."
You'll hear more on this from the other guys. You just wait and see. Good-bye. Make a good buy.
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