It was all very Ahab.

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  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    The only famous "Ahab" I know about is the captain in Moby Dick. I might have known about the Biblical king "Ahab" when I was young and read the Bible a lot. But that is not a reference that movie writers would expect their audience to know.

    So I think it refers to the captain of the novel Moby Dick. But I do not know what it means. Saying "it was all very Ahab" means that someone was acting like the fictional Ahab acted. But who? And "like" in what way? Perhaps if I watched the movie I would know. Or perhaps I would still be confused.
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