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Spindel i nätet

Hej! I think this is a Swedish expression. Could anyone enlighten me of the meaning? I found it while reading a Swedish book:

"På ett bord står en stor dator och susar. - Spindeln i nätet, viskar Maja. - Va? säger Lasse förvånat." - Alla datorer i hela huset är antagligen kopplade hit, säger Maja,...."

Does it mean like the centre of something? Tack!

June 3, 2019

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spindeln i nätet is an idiom meaning the person or thing to whom/which everything else is connected. For instance, if you're doing a project, and one person is responsible for managing the whole thing by being everybody's contact and delegator, that person would be spindeln i nätet. Like how a spider might sit in the middle of its web, with everything connected to it. :)

June 3, 2019

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Tack! Now I understand. Ha en bra dag.

June 3, 2019

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Well explained, have my Lingot!

June 3, 2019
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