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he's all written out, isn't he

English translation: He's run out of ideas, or poems

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English term or phrase:he's all written out, isn't he
English translation:He's run out of ideas, or poems
Entered by: NancyLynn
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09:40 Jul 1, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: he's all written out, isn't he
Confession of a drunk poet:
What's Ian MacEwan got, that I haven't? Glasses. That all. And Marquez, he's all written out, isn't he?
lim0nka
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:57
He's run out of ideas, or poems
Explanation:
He's written out = He's written all that he can write; he's empty of words.
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NancyLynn
Canada
Local time: 13:57
Grading comment
That's what I thought but wanted to make sure.
Thank you very much.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +11He's run out of ideas, or poems
NancyLynn


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +11
He's run out of ideas, or poems


Explanation:
He's written out = He's written all that he can write; he's empty of words.

NancyLynn
Canada
Local time: 13:57
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 473
Grading comment
That's what I thought but wanted to make sure.
Thank you very much.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Сергей Лузан
1 min
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agree  Sara Noss
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agree  DGK T-I
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agree  Rowan Morrell
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agree  PRAKAASH: correct!
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agree  xxxJoeYeckley: His writing career is over.
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agree  mary bueno
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agree  RHELLER: Nancy - this will never apply to you! :-)
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agree  xxxIno66
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agree  Catherine Norton
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agree  J. Leo
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