allure to them as a wicker chair?

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Could you help me to understand this?

<My nude form holds about as much allure to them as a wicker chair.>

My understanding...

I didn't put anything on me. But they are not interested in my nude.
Their interest to my nude is low as to a wicker chair.

If my decontruction is right, why 'a wicker chair'?
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    I think your understanding that this person's nude form is not very interesting is correct. I suppose that the writer or speaker of this phrase used "wicker chair" to represent any non-living, non-sexual object.


    New Member
    1.Could you, guys, give me some simple examples where I could use word allure. I've found some in dictionaries, but I still can't remember this word.
    2. Is this word popular in every day conversation among native english speakers? Is it more formal or informal?
    Thank you!


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    English English
    2. I'd say it's 'a bit formal'. No, it's certainly not common in everyday conversation ~ it's just not the kind of thing that crops up much, really, especially not in places like Manchester, UK (where I live), where life has all the allure of a bucket of cold dog vomit. (It's probably more commonly used in places like Beverly Hills or in the editorial offices of brain-rotting fashion magazines ...)

    1. For examples of it in use, go to the dictionary entry (enter the word in the box at the top of any page): just to the right of the headword you'll see this:
    in Spanish | in French | in Italian
    English synonyms| in context | images
    click on 'in context' and there you'll find 239,000,000,000 examples:)
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