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As usual, his default mode was one of combat readiness

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Alex Coseff, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Alex Coseff Senior Member

    Czech
    Hello,

    please, could you tell me if I understand correctly the bit in bold? Does it imply that that he was automatically prepared to, metaphorically speaking, "fight" (i.e. he was alert and prepared for whatever was going to come up)?
    Many thanks.

    G.M. Malliet: Wicked autumn
    Cotton jumped up. As usual, his default mode was one of combat readiness. The line of his jaw and the cords of his neck looked as taut as wire.
     
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Elsewhere
    English English
    Hullo Alex. Yes, he was prepared for battle (metaphorical or otherwise) at all times:thumbsup:
     
  3. Alex Coseff Senior Member

    Czech
    Wow! Thanks a lot, Ewie:)
     

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