bags under his eyes that you could pack for a weekend away

kenny4528

Senior Member
Mandarin, Taiwan
Hi, I'm reading a novel and saw this sentence:
He was only in his early thirties, but he looked at least ten years older. He had bags under his eyes that you could pack for a weekend away, and deep lines around the corners of his mouth.
I find the part modifying bags unusual, and it seems a very peculiar way to address bags under the eyes. What do you think?
 
  • Aidanriley

    Senior Member
    English
    Hi, I'm reading a novel and saw this sentence:


    I find the part modifying bags unusual, and it seems a very peculiar way to address bags under the eyes. What do you think?
    It is a joke :D, it compares bags under the eyes with bags (suitcases) used for travel, as a humorous say to say that the bags under his eyes were big, i.e. that he was very tired/aged.
     
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