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Itasan



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: do a double take Reply with quote

"He did a double take and his eyes bugged out."
I wonder what this 'do a double take' means.
Thank you.
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John Hall



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I understand this, "take" means "view" in this expression. "To do a double take" is to look at something, then look away, and then look again because you don't believe or are very surprised by what you see.
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much, John.
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