I sat down to my brown loaf, my egg, and my rasher of bacon, and () made a most delicious meal.

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park sang joon

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Korean
The narrator recalls his childhood.
He was going to a boarding school near London.
Now he visited the acquaintances of a master of the school who will take him to the house.

I sat down to my brown loaf, my egg, and my rasher of bacon, with a basin of milk besides, and made a most delicious meal. While I was yet in the full enjoyment of it, the old woman of the house said to the Master:
[David Copperfield by Charles Dickens]
I'd like to know how "they/ them" can be omitted before "made."
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    Here it simply means that he had a meal - the idiomatic sense of "taking a long time to do something" doesn't seem to be present.
     
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