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Oliver
if you describe a female as "a tall tennis-anyone type", what do you mean? a 'tall and tennis-anyone "type is what kind of 'type"? could you describe her in a more common way so as to make it easier to sink in?Thank you.
Mar 10, 2011 11:18 AM
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The "tennis anyone?" phrase is used to describe someone who is rich and doesn't work; instead, they hang around the country club looking for people to play with. Rich and aristocratic people are usually taller than workers (better food!), so this is another symbolic description. The girl in your example is clearly someone who comes from a family that has been rich for many generations.
March 10, 2011
The tennis-anyone" refers to the phrase: "Tennis anyone"? You here that a tennis clubs when someone wants a game of tennis and doesn't mind who he plays against. So he asks: "Does anyone want to play tennis?" Or better: "Tennis, anyone?" I suppose it refers to a tall girl who is very sociable, or doesn't mind who her "opponent" is, and can easily hold her own in any conversation.
March 10, 2011
Oliver
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