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Itasan



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Location: Yokohama, Japan

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:25 am    Post subject: keep half an eye Reply with quote

"He kept half an eye on the house as he worked."
I wonder what this means. Is he a carpenter?
He is not working seriously?

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blackmagicABC



Joined: 18 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is not really watching the house. He is doing whatever work he does, and as an extra keeping an eye on the house but not with the same amount of effort.
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much, blackmagic.
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