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What is meant by ''she does one very well'' ? She’s got quite a good grass court and she does one very well. I think you’d like it.”
Aug 24, 2020 5:23 PM
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Thank you all.It is clear now.
August 26, 2020
It make perfect sense. It just needs a little context, which can be guessed. Is it "you'd" rather than "you'll"? Must be the way they lead up to it. He does well for himself. - He is confortable. Somewhat adated, but I'd guess still in normal vocabulary. "Does one very well". a little older and less common. . Someone should actually answer the question so it gets resolved. .
August 24, 2020
This is from Cakes and Ale again. The narrator has been told he is going to be invited to go to stay with a woman. He is not enthusiastic. The man he is talking to tells him your lines above. The meaning; "She has quite a good grass court" - she has a decent tennis court at her property. "And she does one very well.". You will be well looked after, with good food, comfort and company. This is quite idiomatic British English, and then really quite old. "Does one very well' would not be used in this way any more.
August 24, 2020
It doesn't really make sense on its own. What is the sentence beforehand? "One" probably refers to something mentioned earlier.
August 24, 2020
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