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what does "they each had a pick-a-back "here mean? No, it was true. Every morning when he came back from chambers it was to find the babies with Isabel in the back drawing- room. They were having rides on the leopard skin thrown over the sofa back, or they were playing shops with Isabel’s desk for a counter, or Pad was sitting on the hearthrug rowing away for dear life with a little brass fire- shovel, while Johnny shot at pirates with the tongs. Every evening they each had a pick- a- back up the narrow stairs to their fat old Nanny.
Aug 20, 2019 10:12 AM
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Yes it is an expression for carrying, usually children, on the back. You will also hear "piggy back" There is a picture and more explanation here
August 20, 2019
does it mean"carry them on the back?“”
August 20, 2019
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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