Look at the highlighted expressions in the following sentences from the text and explain their figurative meaning.

  • 'I went through it, sir, with a fine-toothed comb and never a Garrideb could I catch.'
  • 'They are my favourite covert for putting up a bird, and I would never have overlooked a cock pheasant as that.'

  • 'There is no bolt-hole for you in this country.'

  • 'When his castle in the air fell down, it burred him beneath the ruins.'

with a fine-toothed comb: To investigate minutely

putting up a bird:

a cock pheasant:

bolt-hole: A place of escape or refuge

castle in the air: A fantasy

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