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Ryovzx09

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Mandarin-China
Hi,

In an article titled 'How the World Eats' from Time, 2007:
"Such longing for what was may be only natural, but before we get too misty over the way we used to eat, it's important to remember that the first purpose of food is to keep us alive."
What does 'get misty over' mean?

Thanks.
 
  • Chez

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    English English
    Get sentimental about. When you get sentimental your eyes may 'mist over' – you look as though you are about to cry.
     
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