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"comfort factor"

Posted by Henry on March 18, 2004

In Reply to: "Comfort factor" posted by Miri Barak on March 18, 2004

: It is said about our dinosaur Pod when he encounters other kind of dinosaurs::

: Luckily for them, Pod's instinct to avoid their kind is too deeply ingrained.

: Feeling no *comfort factor*, he withdraws. As an added precaution, Pod puts some daylight between himself and the odd-sized animals.

: My question: What does he mean by comfort factor", somehow it doen't make sense here.

: Thank you very much

: By the way I have a problem also with "put some daylight between himself..." but I stills have'nt try to dig into it.

Comfort factor is a safety margin.

"Put daylight between" means to create a clear gap between two things. A phrase popular recently in politics was to create/put/keep clear blue water between the policies of one party and another to show that they were different.