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    Dear all,

    An Irish girl wears too short shorts. when told that she can't bent with those at the grocery store, she answered
    "DOWN HERE ITíS SO HOT. YOU CAN ONLY TAKE OFF SO MUCH BEFORE THE COPS COME AFTER YOU. SO, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO GET IT SHORT"

    What is the meaning of the highlighted expression? I don't know either if she speaks literally!

    Thanks.

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    Re: take off

    Does she mean that if wears less closthes, then the ploice will arrest her?

    If so what that has to do with the shorts being too short?

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    #3

    Re: take off

    Yes.

    She is wearing shorts that are as short as possible without being indecent.

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    Re: take off

    To add just a bit, you can be arrested for "indecent exposure" if you don't wear at least a minimal amount of clothing. She is suggesting that it's so hot, she'd prefer to just be naked so she had no clothing to make her feel warmer, but she can't do that, so she goes with shorts that are as small as possible.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: take off

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    To add just a bit, you can be arrested for "indecent exposure" if you don't wear at least a minimal amount of clothing. She is suggesting that it's so hot, she'd prefer to just be naked so she had no clothing to make her feel warmer, but she can't do that, so she goes with shorts that are as small as possible.

    Thanks a lot. That really helped. "she'd prefer to just be naked" That was the missing part!!!!!!! Thanks.

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