Could you tell me how to use "wind up"?
To "wind up" is an informal expression meaning to end up being or doing something. Here, the speaker has used this expression to mean "and Charlie ended up being a 'stand clear of the doors' guy." (Charlie became a 'stand clear of the doors' guy in the end.) Ex: I wound up staying over at my friend's place. (I ended up sleeping at my friend's home). Ex: A: How did you wind up (end up) in New York? B: My first job after graduation was here. I've never left.
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