rough going, this living up to all their press notices,

AlexanderIII

Senior Member
Russian
Dear all,
this from the sketch 'Professional Youth' (1923) by Dorothy Parker.


They just work those little curly heads of theirs to the bone striving to get a shock into every sentence. It is rough going, this living up to all their press notices, but the girls never fall down on the job.

I guess the sentence in question means It's hard to live trying
to meet all the strong requirements of beauty the girls learn from the press
. Is this correct?
I am not sure about press notices.
 
  • Greyfriar

    Senior Member
    Dear all,
    this from the sketch 'Professional Youth' (1923) by Dorothy Parker.


    They just work those little curly heads of theirs to the bone striving to get a shock into every sentence. It is rough going, this living up to all their press notices, but the girls never fall down on the job.

    I guess the sentence in question means It's hard to live trying
    to meet all the strong requirements of beauty the girls learn from the press
    . Is this correct?
    I am not sure about press notices.
    Hello.

    It's hard work having to live up to all their images and reports which are published in newspapers and magazines. They have to make sure they stay beautiful and admired.
     
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