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    Dear Teacher:

    I have difficulty understanding the bracketed clauses. Would you please do me a favor?

    'Can't you get rid of that lunatic [without giving him back what he's already drunk up/]'

    'Wake up and go down yourself. Call the cop and [let him get soused on the chain gang with cornbread and peas.]'

    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris
    Dear Teacher:

    I have difficulty understanding the bracketed clauses. Would you please do me a favor?

    'Can't you get rid of that lunatic [without giving him back what he's already drunk up/]'

    'Wake up and go down yourself. Call the cop and [let him get soused on the chain gang with cornbread and peas.]'

    Thanks a lot.
    That's atough one. Considering there is little context to work with.

    That's what I get here:

    to get soused means to get drunk (really drunk)
    chain gang is a group of prisoners (shackled with leg irons)
    cornbread and peas - I am not even familiar with cornbread and peas. I have tried Mexican cornbread before but perhaps it's something they serve in jails? Or maybe it's a Southern delicacy? Or something they feed the poor?

    Again, how do you get "soused" with cornbread and peas?

    Perhaps that will help you a bit. I am totally lost.

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