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Size of it   /saɪz əv ɪt/   Listen
Size of it

noun
1.
The actual state of affairs.  Synonym: size.  "She hates me, that's about the size of it"






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"Size of it" Quotes from Famous Books



... was poised awkwardly on the window sill. He moved restlessly and touched one thing and another with nervous hands. Then he said with a short laugh, "The size of it is, I'm running away, Mrs. Halsey. Ye may think I feel pretty mean, but ye'll do me the justice just to think how it is. If they'd shoot me in fair fight, I'd go and, if it were the Lord's will, be shot to-morrow, and be thankful too; but ye know the sort of vengeance they'll take. I ...
— The Mormon Prophet • Lily Dougall

... little periagua was finished, yet the size of it was not at all answerable to the design which I had in view, when I made the first; I mean of venturing over to the Terra Firma, where it was above forty miles broad; accordingly, the smallness of my boat assisted to put an end to that design, and ...
— The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1808) • Daniel Defoe

... first land you are decidedly struck by the great figure-heads of old war vessels, which are set up on the "quarter-deck" and in front of some of the buildings. There is one of the old Ganges there—a mammoth wooden head of a very black negro. The size of it is startling. ...
— Some Naval Yarns • Mordaunt Hall



Words linked to "Size of it" :   colloquialism, situation, state of affairs



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