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    Do these sentences actually mean what I think they mean?

    Here's a collection of things I heard in English soaps recently but couldn't find any explanation in either dictionaries or on the net. I just tried to work out the meanings from the context. Could anyone confirm?
    1. You crack on you know everything = You keep talking as if you know everything.
    2. I'm pulling myself stupid = I'm masturbating a lot
    3. She can sing for her job = She's lost her job, she can forget about it now, end of
    4. Sit down, take off = sit down and take your clothes off (some of it, anyway), (used without an object!, is it ok?)
    5. Sorry, Grumps = said to someone who is grumpy

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    Re: Do these sentences actually mean what I think they mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by english-kazan View Post
    Here's a collection of things I heard in English soaps recently but couldn't find any explanation in either dictionaries or on the net. I just tried to work out the meanings from the context. Could anyone confirm?
    1. You crack on you know everything = You keep talking as if you know everything.
    2. I'm pulling myself stupid = I'm masturbating a lot
    3. She can sing for her job = She's lost her job, she can forget about it now, end of
    4. Sit down, take off = sit down and take your clothes off (some of it, anyway), (used without an object!, is it ok?)
    5. Sorry, Grumps = said to someone who is grumpy
    They could all mean what you say, though colloquial phrases like this often have regional meanings. And the context is very important.
    2. does have that meaning, but it's impossible to say whether that is what was meant with the information given.

    The only one I'd question is 4. It doesn't mean take your clothes off (usually). It means, "Sit down and take the weight off your feet". But I've never heard it said in this way.

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    Re: Do these sentences actually mean what I think they mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    They could all mean what you say, though colloquial phrases like this often have regional meanings. And the context is very important.
    2. does have that meaning, but it's impossible to say whether that is what was meant with the information given.

    The only one I'd question is 4. It doesn't mean take your clothes off (usually). It means, "Sit down and take the weight off your feet". But I've never heard it said in this way.
    I agree, and number 2 would need some context!!!

    Number 4 I've seen as "Sit down and take a load off" but it still means, as you said "Take the weight off your feet" (relax). I've never just seen it as posted.

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