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How would you explain ‘tear a fit’ in the context? The question of school lurks. Exams for entering the Preparatoria are a few weeks away, tomorrow we will go back to the bookshop for more Improving Texts. The letters of Cortés will be traded for something else, and it’s no use tearing a fit to keep it. Tonight is the last chance to finish and copy out the good bits. How would you explain ‘tear a fit’ in ‘it’s no use tearing a fit to keep it’? Thanks!
2014년 2월 5일 오후 1:44
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"A fit" in this sense is when you lose control. The use of "tear" (think of ripping) here means to do something noisily or with a frantic energy. Basically, it means "throw a tantrum". It might be related to the Shakespeare quote,"to tear a cat" (ie. rant and rave).
2014년 2월 5일
Wu Ting
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