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hiding yourself vs. finding yourself



 
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hiding yourself vs. finding yourself #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 09, 2009 23:05 pm   hiding yourself vs. finding yourself
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #129 "Ways of greeting", question 4

Hi Mary. Where have you been ......... yourself all this time?

(a) discovering
(b) hiding
(c) finding
(d) looking

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #129 "Ways of greeting", answer 4

Hi Mary. Where have you been hiding yourself all this time?

Correct answer: (b) hiding

Your answer was: incorrect
Hi Mary. Where have you been finding yourself all this time?
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I understand the meaning of "hiding" yourself all this time, but also "finding yourself" has a meaning (like: where have you been), hasn't it ?
Please explain, thank you !
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hiding yourself vs. finding yourself #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 10, 2009 13:55 pm   hiding yourself vs. finding yourself
 

Hi Huong, no, sorry, it doesn't. It can mean many things, but all have to do with finding yourself in some form of trouble;

"If you say that, you will be finding yourself in trouble with the teacher.

"If you do that, you will be finding yourself in trouble with the Police.

"If you don't do this, you will be finding yourself in trouble with your parents.

And so on....................
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