(the no injuries) line

Discussion in 'English Only' started by kata2, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. kata2 Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Driver’s lucky escape after goose flies through windscreen

    " ............ Lancashire Road Police tweeted the incident saying it was “amazingly no serious injuries”.
It’s after the bird flew through the window into the driver, according to the police.
Unfortunately the no injuries line doesn’t appear to apply to the goose, which judging by the picture, didn’t survive the collision with the white Vauxhall. ..................."

    What does "line" mean in that story? :confused:
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    "the no injuries line" refers back to the "amazingly no serious injuries" that came before it – the bird had fatal injuries. It's highlighting the fact that "no serious injuries" only applied to people, not animals.
     
  3. kata2 Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Thanks for your reply. :)
     

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