Discussion in 'English Only' started by Crimson-Sky, Oct 16, 2010.
what's the meaning of "steaming pile of something"
Well, it's a pile of something that has steam rising from it.
We could give you a better answer if you gave us some context, Crimson.
thanks for your reply,i have some context but it's a bit inappropriate..
Context is never inappropriate here, Crimson.
Loob's being ladylike and Crimson-Sky is being shy.
In many situations the "steaming pile" alluded to is a steaming pile of bullshit, horseshit or just shit. The shit being alluded to is, in turn, metaphorical. It generally means trouble, difficulty, problems, unpleasant situations, ... ...
Now that I've broken the ice, perhaps Crimson-Sky will post the sentence and context?
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thank you so much sir .
Crimson, please answer our questions! We can only help if you give us some context.
Where did you find the expression "steaming pile of something"?
<...my life is a steaming pile of meaningless shit anyhow..>
I think my summary earlier may apply.
My life is full of trouble, difficulty, problems, unpleasant situations...
I agree with panj.
If the author of that had only said My life is a steaming pile, I'm fairly sure that most native English-speakers would have easily been able to supply the missing [of shit], Crimson ~ even if they would never have said it themselves
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