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Snake skins

Posted by ESC on May 07, 2003

In Reply to: What's the meaning posted by Dirk on May 07, 2003

: : : I heard the phrase: " She shed her skin and walked away" ,a few times on tv and I want to know what it means.
: : : Can anyone help me?
: : : Mloes

: : Snakes shed their skins. It sounds like the woman in question is being compared to a snake. She "sheds her skin" and walks away uncaring to a new life?

: yes, it means "to begin anew"

When I was young in the West Virginia mountains, my mother would send me to the cellar to get cans of food. I would find empty snake skins on the shelves. They found a cool spot to shed their skins.