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    Default Get him! That's rich

    Dialogue I quoted from《THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION》:
    Andy:I'd only ask three beers apiece for my co-workers.
    TROUT:Co-workers! Get him! That's rich, ain't it?

    what do "get' and "rich" mean here?
    thanks!

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    Default Re: Get him! That's rich

    Hello M'ding,

    I can't remember the scene in question; but I would say:

    1. Get him! = Listen to him! (with an implication that what Andy has said something outrageous or remarkable).

    2. That's rich, ain't it? = That's ridiculously presumptuous, isn't it?

    All the best,

    MrP

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    Default Re: Get him! That's rich

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello M'ding,

    I can't remember the scene in question; but I would say:

    1. Get him! = Listen to him! (with an implication that what Andy has said something outrageous or remarkable).

    2. That's rich, ain't it? = That's ridiculously presumptuous, isn't it?

    All the best,

    MrP

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    ...
    what do "get' and "rich" mean here?
    thanks!
    (It's worth noting that the answer involved phrases, not just words.)

    b

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