Burrowed around with the gophers,Blue-chip stock

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Egomaniac, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Egomaniac New Member

    Pakistan
    Urdu-English
    I was reading the novel : 'The Notebook'
    did not get the meaning of this phrase. Could anybody make it clear to me please?

    My life? It isn't easy to explain. It has not been the rip-roaring spectacular I fancied it would be, but neither I have burrowed around with the gophers. I suppose it has most resembled a blue-chip stock: fairly sable, more ups than downs and gradually trending upwards over time.

    Please let me know the clear meaning of them both :(.
     
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  2. Beryl from Northallerton Senior Member

    British English
    Hello Egomaniac, and Welcome to the Forum! :)

    One topic per thread here is the norm, but as you're new, we'll let that slide just this once.

    "burrowed around with the gophers" is, to me, suggestive of grubbing around with all the other lowly creatures, or partaking of the rat race - being one of the masses.

    Here's what we have on blue chip: "a stock considered reliable with respect to both dividend income and capital value", although he'd pretty much spelt that out in the text.

    (remember to search first) Tips on searching the forum: (Click) :)
     

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