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In fact, in this state how will you treat this person you’re in a relationship with?
You’ll probably treat them in a way that will make them not want to be in a relationship
with you. If not, leaving the relationship permanently, in the moment they are not going
to want to relate to you, so you will lose the juice.

Does this make sense?

  • Hello! Where did you read this? Can you please post the link, thanks.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Oct 6, 2016 at 18:07
  • What do you think? Did you look up the meanings of "lose" and "juice"? What meanings do you think might apply?
    – stangdon
    Oct 6, 2016 at 18:21
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    @stangdon - I agree with you, we want people to show their research when they post a question. That said, I can see why this particular question might vex a learner.
    – J.R.
    Oct 6, 2016 at 18:23
  • there isnt any link. i read it from an essay.invitation to responsibility
    – user42804
    Oct 6, 2016 at 18:27
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    @J.R. - Oh, I actually agree with you, but if you google "define juice", you get some answers that are at least suggestive. I just want to be sure that the OP has done that and still doesn't understand, rather than just using ELL as a substitute for a dictionary or web search.
    – stangdon
    Oct 6, 2016 at 18:31

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The author is referring to the energy, vigor, or vitality of a relationship as its


by ending a relationship, the relationship will "lose its juice".

"Juice" is also AmE slang for electricity, a form of energy.

In the 1970's, because of his running ability at USC and Buffalo, OJ Simpson was called
"The Juice" as a play on words, OJ (orange juice), and a nod to his prowess.

The Juice is loose

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