But barely that.
And yet, the grasshopper's memory is short. He's aware of one jump at a time. But barely that.
Would you tell me the meaning of "but barely that" in this sentence? is this mean hardly?
Oct 11, 2012 9:18 PM
Answers · 4
Yes. "Hardly" is a good synonym here.
The grasshopper's memory is so short, he can think of one jump - certainly no more, and maybe less.
October 11, 2012
barely that = almost not even that
He can't even remember his last jump. Almost.