sit leaning against the wall

Hello Alan, Mister Micawber, Beeesneees, Mordant, Esl_Expert and other native English speakers,

Is this lady sitting leaning against the wall?

hello teachers
what does this sentence mean ?“Iwas ready to pack it in after the first 2 weeks”?


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Hi Mahsash,

‘Pack it in’ suggests stop doing something.


Hi Tofu,

Perhaps ‘sitting cross legged leaning back against the wall’


Hello Alan

Do you think these sentences will work too?

  1. Sitting cross legged leaning up against the wall.
  2. Sitting cross legged with his back propped up against the wall.

Thanks in advance.


My comments may seem a little fussy but I feel ‘up’ in (1) isn’t really necessary because it suggests considerable height as with a ladder but not with a back! Again ‘propped’ to me tends to indicate, at least to me, an inanimate object. But bear in mind these are fussy comments.


I see your point, Alan.
Thank you.