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Itasan



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:29 am    Post subject: hive of industry Reply with quote

"The kitchen became a hive of industry."
Again, there is no further context, so I have to imagine.
1. Is this kitechen a particular kitchen - 'that big kitchen
I was working in' or something like that?
2. For some reason or another, people began to work
hard in the kitechen?
3. hive of industry = a place where people are working
very hard like the bees in/on the beehive?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Hive of industry... Reply with quote

The idiom "A hive of industry" generally means that people are very busy working. The phrase also implies that people were productive and efficient.

In this case you said became... So there is an event that triggers this busy work.

James
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much, James.
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