Maggie
questions We weren't rich enough to own a jet (Grisham) or a pro football team (Clancy), but by the standards of Derry, Maine, we were quite rolling in it. We made love thousands of times, saw thousands of movies, read thousands of books (Jo storing hers under her side of the bed at the end of the day, more often than not). And perhaps the greatest blessing was that we never knew how short the time was. Question 1: What’s the meaning of ‘we were quite rolling in it?’ Question 2: we were quite rolling in it --- what does ‘it’ refer to? ( 'rich enough to own a plane like Grisham OR 'a pro football team like Clancy?' )
Aug 13, 2018 1:16 PM
Answers · 8
Hi Maggie, "Rolling in it" refers to having so much money or cash that you can literally roll in it. We were quite rolling in it means they weren't super rich (to afford a plane) but they still had a lot of money for a normal person from Derry, Maine.
August 13, 2018
Hi Maggie, Matt is right, so the 'it' in the phrase 'rolling in it' refers to money. Regards Karen
August 13, 2018
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