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Hello,

Can you please help me with these:

1) Jeffrey prayed that woman was as good as her word.

2) She went south. (died?)

3) front porch (are there front and back porch or is it a fronch in front of the house? I was never quite sure about this expression)

4) hot pain in his eyes (what kind of pain is it?)

5) He let this slide (pretended that he did not hear or let it go)

Thank you

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1) Jeffrey prayed that woman was as good as her word.
This means that Jeffrey hoped the woman was reliable/trustworthy.

2) She went south. (died?)
She could literally have went somewhere in a southern direction or her physical condition could have deteriorated... It's impossible to say without context.

3) front porch (are there front and back porch or is it a fronch in front of the house?)
"Fronch" isn't a word as far as I know. "Front porch" and "back porch" are fine.

4) hot pain in his eyes (what kind of pain is it?)
An intense, burning pain.

5) He let this slide (pretended that he did not hear or let it go)
Both meanings could apply, but "letting it go" means more accurately "to not retaliate to a real or perceived verbal or physical affront", and is more in line with "turning the other cheek" in nuance. In contrast, "pretending not to hear" is more in line with "Ignore".
Thanks Erin,

2) She did die in the text. Any other meaning seems awkard.

p.s. Fronch was, of course, a typo, (although it could be a word in English, it sounds good)

Thank you
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go south

Deteriorate or decline, as in The stock market is headed south again. This expression is generally thought to allude to compasses and two-dimensional maps where north is up and south is down. However, among some Native Americans, the term was a euphemism for dying, and possibly this sense led to the present usage. [Slang; first half of 1900s]

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Hope this helps.

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Hi,

Thank you very much. The character who went south actually shot herself in the head. Perhaps the meaning is decomposeEmotion: wink
You're welcome, Antonia.

May I ask what book you are reading?

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You may, Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Is it good? I'm looking for some new books.

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It is, if you like thrillers like Patrica Cornwell's. You should read it.

Personally, I prefer something completely different, like David Lodge's novels.
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