A Triumph of Surgery
“And did you cut down on the sweet things as I told you?” a. What sweet things are being referred to in the extract? b. Why does the speaker inquire if the sweet things have been cut? c. What is the meaning of the phrase ‘cut down’?
a. The sweet things are cream cakes and chocolates. b. Dr. Herriot enquired as he saw that Tricki’s health was deteriorating and diet control was essential for his recovery. c. “Cut down’ means to reduce the consumption of something.