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How should I put it about the Internet connection? 1. How should I put it if the Internet connection is not smooth, it gets stuck now and then? Thank you! 2. In Alan Watts' " What if money was no object?" there is a sentence I do not get it: "It's all retch and no vomit" in the following context: Here what we are doing is we are bringing up children and educating them to live the same sort of lives we are living. In order they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life by bringing up their children to bring up their children to do the same thing. So it's all retch and no vomit - it never gets there! Thank you for your help!
Feb 12, 2017 2:37 PM
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1) The connection is slow. 2) Well, what he appears to be saying is that there is no real substance to the parenting. We don't know how to raise a child properly, we just do what was done to us, and our children shall do the same etc. Similarly, if one is disgusted by a thing, one may make a retching sound (the sound that precedes being sick) but one does not actually need to be sick, or, alternatively, one has nothing in one's stomach to bring up.
February 12, 2017
Is this expression an idiom? It seems hard for me to understand.
February 12, 2017
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