I am wondering what "just the pressure around it" means in the sentence below.
But she hadn’t really gone off swimming, just the pressure around it.
The Midnight Library - Matt Haig, 2020
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she hadn’t really gone off swimming, just the pressure around it.
You understand that "gone off" something means that you have lost your enthusiasm, interest, or passion for something. "Gone off swimming" would mean they were no longer interested in swimming.
What they are in fact saying is that they haven't gone of swimming - but they have gone off the pressure around it ("it" being the thing previously mentioned - swimming).
I understand this to mean that the person was engaged in the sport of swimming, perhaps on a professional, or competitive level. Professional sport often comes with 'pressure' - pressure to train hard, and of course to win.
So, the person is saying that they have lost their interest in swimming because of the pressure.