Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 10:23:38 -0700 From: "Enrique Figueroa E." Subject: Re: the meanings of 'break' I absolutely agree, if allowed (since I'm not an American). Max E. On Wed, 12 Mar 1997, Rose Nash wrote: > I don't disagree with any of the observations, but doesn't "lucky break" > also imply an interruption in a string of presumably unfavorable events? It > seems to me that the figurative uses of 'break' as 'chance/opportunity' all > carry the idea of sudden positive change in circumstances. For example, > "Gimme a break" , especially if preceded by "Aw, come on" might mean "Do me > a favor (for once in your life, you habitually mean so-and-so)." > > > > >