But she doesn’t really believe these silent Saturday-morning appearances have anything to do with early-onset Alzheimer’s; on any given weekday morning Harvey Stevens is ready and raring to go by six-forty-five, a man of sixty who looks fifty (well, fifty-four) in either of his best suits, and who can still cut a trade, buy on margin, or sell short with the best of them.

I don't understand the meaning of the phrase in bold, does it refer to age and mean: when he become sixty years old or fifty or forty years old?

This passage is from a short story named: Harvey's Dream By Stephen King.


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"Six forty-five" is the time: 6:45 in the morning.

"Raring to go" is an idiom meaning "ready, eager".

  • Lots of thanks, so it means: at this time he is ready and eager to go and begin his duties. am I right? May 18, 2019 at 13:32
  • That's right, @ViserHashemi
    – Colin Fine
    May 18, 2019 at 13:34

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