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Re: About the size of it

Posted by ESC on January 28, 2005

In Reply to: Re: That's about the size of it posted by ESC on January 28, 2005

: : Hallo,

: : This is my first post to this forum.I find this forum very inteesting.

: : What does this phrase "that's about the size of it" mean. I heard it sometime during my stay in England

: : Thanks

: This reminds me of the Sesame Street song, which says, in part...

: Oh everything comes in its own special size
: I guess it can be measured by where you put your eyes
: It looks big when you're close
: And it looks smaller back a bit
: That's about the size of it...

: That's about the size
: It's where you put your eyes
: That's about the size of it.

ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT -- How matters stand, approximately the facts of the case. From "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" revised by Adrian Room (HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 1999, Sixteenth Edition).