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Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 6:31:26 AM

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Hello!
Another fragment from "The Godfather":

Christ, what a mess she turned out to be. Five

months of marriage and she was already spreading, besides blowing up.


I understand "she was spreading" means she was gaining weight, losing "form". But what does he mean by her "blowing up"?

Many thanks!
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 6:52:32 AM

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It's just occurred to me that maybe she was "blowing up" means her belly was rounding since she was pregnant... Can it be the case? I've just learnt she was pregnant from reading further.
thar
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:28:21 AM

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Yeah, that makes sense.

Think balloon.




Normally that would be transitive (and both the transitive and intransitive would be to explode) but they are using it this way.
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 9:27:40 AM

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thar wrote:

and both the transitive and intransitive would be to explode

Angel

Sounds like the guy was not particularly excited by the prospect of becoming a father.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:46:34 AM

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Not particularly excited about being married, either.

Bit of a mess, really.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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