Gossip

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Gossip

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:58 am

Dad: Sweetie! We need to talk.
Daughter: Regarding?
Dad: You were raised in a good family, so you'd better stop hanging around with the bad crowds. I cannot afford gossip.

Hi everybody! I say "I cannot afford gossip" to mean "I don't want people gossiping about this". Is it used correct in this case?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: Gossip

Post by Bobinwales » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:03 pm

"Is it used correctly?"

Yes it is fine. It means that gossip could have an affect on his life.
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
Bob in Wales

Re: Gossip

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:43 pm

Bob: Thanks very much for your answer. It really helps.
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