what does this phrase mean? ^^
April 23, 2010 1:52pm CST
what does the phrase "right back in the water" mean? thank you~! :D
• United States
27 Apr 10
I've never heard this saying before, but I'll attempt to make a guess at its meaning. What would you put back into the water? Well the first thing that comes to mind is fishing. Most places have laws as to what size fish you can keep. If its too small you have to throw it back, and try again. Then again it sounds like something someone would say to someone learning how to swim. "Don't give up, get right back in the water, and try again." So I think it means to try again.
• United States
23 Apr 10
I have not heard that saying before, if I can recall. Have you ever heard the saying that a person is, "in hot water?" Usually that means that they have gotten themselves in some sort of trouble. If you want to apply it to a real life example, if you were drowning and pulled ashore, it probably would not be too smart to get up and walk back into the water immediately. If I had to take a guess, the phrase probably means that you got out of trouble only to walk right back into it.
24 Apr 10
ooh~ ehehe. . i don't really know. . ^^;; first time i heard this phrase was on Jesse McCartney's song. . which is the title itself~~ "right back in the water" XD then second was during a service in Church. . i already understood what it meant before but i forgot~ ^^;; no matter how much i think about it. . i still can't recall. . so i asked here~~~ ^^;;
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