bore an impression of oneself

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Sirius77

Senior Member
Turkish
Hi,

Here is the sentence:

"Jason’s knees were stretched absurdly far apart,
as if he were trying to bore the largest possible impression of himself into Elisa’s furniture." (A. Waldman, Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.)

What do you think "bore the largest possible of himself into... furniture" means here?

Best wishes..
 
  • retrogradedwithwind

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    I like that metaphor. The author just wants to say "Jason’s knees were stretched absurdly far apart", so far apart that Elisa's furniture was seemingly impressed(pressed).
     
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