Today’s comic is Hi & Lois featuring the figurative use of the word spring.
Hi and Lois are sleeping and dreaming of a vacation in a warm place.
“Were you dreaming what I was dreaming?” – Hi to Lois
“Probably.” – Lois
“Why can’t our dreams ever come true?” – Hi to Lois
“They can…if we’re willing to spring for a winter vacation.” – Lois to Hi
What is going on?
It is the middle of winter and they both want to get away from the cold weather. They can take a vacation to a nice warm place if they are willing to pay for winter vacation.
Taking a winter vacation does not mean to take a holiday to a cold place. A winter vacation is a trip you take in the winter. It could be to anywhere; cold or warm. All it means is that one takes a vacation during the winter season.
The meaning of spring
Spring has several meanings.
1.The season that takes place between the months of March to May (noun/adjective)
2.to move or jump suddenly (up or forward) (verb)
3.a metal or plastic device/tool that is bouncy (noun)
The expression “to spring”
The saying “to spring” means to go for something. Lois says that they can have a vacation in winter if they will go for the idea of it.