“Oh, the grass in the yard.” He looked out the window at it, but, judging from his expression, I don’t believe he saw a thing.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter V) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Though he wants Nick’s house to look impressive for his reunion with Daisy, he’s too focused on seeing Daisy again to notice even the things he scheduled, like the trimming of Nick’s lawn.

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