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Claire5666

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Chinese
Hi!

I have a question regarding the meaning of "dip in and out of".
The sentence is : As Mrs. Dalloway walks, she does not merely perceive the city around her. Rather, she dips in and out of her past, remolding London into a highly textured mental landscape, “making it up, building it round one, tumbling it, creating it every moment afresh.”

Thanks for your help!
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    She dips in and out of her past = She refers to something in her past, then to something else, then again refers to her past and so on.

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    Chasint

    Senior Member
    English - England
    When we eat snacks from a bag, we dip our fingers in and out of the bag. This is a figure of speech that reflects that idea.
     
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