The entertainment slanted toward


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Hi all, please explain to me the meaning of the bold one in this context. It's from Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick.

Delphic was a slum beach.The sole restaurant came in the form of a whitewashed hamburger stand with your choice of ketchup or mustard. On a good day, fries were offered in the mix. The entertainment slanted toward loud arcades and bumper cars, and after dark, the parking lot was known to sell more drugs than a pharmacy.

  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    Fitzpatrick is telling us that the arcade featured amusements like arcades and bumper cars. Saying that one thing "slants toward" another means that one thing emphasizes or favors another thing: Their show slanted toward slapstick comedy. = Their show featured slapstick comedy. Or: Their show was more like slapstick comedy than it was like anything else.


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    USA English
    "The entertainment slanted toward loud arcades and bumper cars . . ."
    The entertainment tended toward loud arcades and bumper cars . . .

    The idea is tipping on one direction, of leaning in one direction.



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    Drawing on Owlman's and Salvage's replies, I'd understand 'slanted toward' as implying there existed other entertainments as well which weren't as popular or outstanding as the arcades and bumper cars.
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