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    When somebody is described as "switchblade" what does it mean?

    Hi

    I need your help with the meaning of:

    "Sorry, switchblade, I still belong to you"

    it is said with sarcasm (and little humour)

    any help or reference is appreciated


    Thanks

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    Re: When somebody is described as "switchblade" what does it mean?

    I have never seen this used, but I'd guess that switchblade has betrayed the speaker- we talk of people stabbing us, usually iin the back, when they betray us in some way.

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    Re: When somebody is described as "switchblade" what does it mean?

    Thanks Tdol

    I've forgot to mention that this phrase is said by American guy

    Anyway, I think your explanation is very related to the context, though somebody has told me it may mean a gang member... could he be right?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: When somebody is described as "switchblade" what does it mean?

    It could well be right- it makes sense. Do you have more of the context it comes from?

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    Re: When somebody is described as "switchblade" what does it mean?

    Castle: C'est après minuit dans une school night["It is after midnight on a school night" in French] . Don't you turn into a pumpkin or something ?

    Alexis: Not when your dad's been escorted away by cops. How was the slammer ? Anyone make you their b!+ch ?

    Castle: Sorry, switchblade. I still belong to you. [Pointing to the bottle of whipped his daughter] Baby bird ?

    Alexis: I already brushed.

    Here is the context ... would you please help me with the meaning of Baby bird here too

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    Re: When somebody is described as "switchblade" what does it mean?

    Baby birds open their mouths when they want food, so I assume he's offering to spray some cream into her mouth (bottle of whipped = whipped cream) and she says she has already cleaned her teeth (brushed) as a way of declining the offer.

    The slammer is prison and she's asking basically if he was raped in there, so I would go back to my original guess- he's calling her that because what she has just asked is a very nasty question. She's a switchblade because she's stabbing her father by asking that.

    I haven't seen it, but this post says it's his daughter speaking The Pilot - Flowers For Your Grave Forums | Castle: ABC TV Series / Show Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic

    Dialogue here: Script VO 101 - Castle

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    Re: When somebody is described as "switchblade" what does it mean?

    very helpful

    thanks a lot

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