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    "mess up the church's money"

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the expression "mess up the church's money"?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the expression "mess up the church's money"?

    Thanks a lot.
    Context?

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Context?
    A woman says "This girl is messing up the church's money. I mean, she works hard but she needs to do better than that"

    ** The girl works as fashion show coordinator.

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    A woman says "This girl is messing up the church's money. I mean, she works hard but she needs to do better than that"

    ** The girl works as fashion show coordinator.
    No idea.

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    When freezeframe asked for context, she wanted more than you provided. Is there any reference to a church in the sentence(s) preceding yours? If so, please let us know. If not - no idea.

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    When freezeframe asked for context, she wanted more than you provided. Is there any reference to a church in the sentence(s) preceding yours? If so, please let us know. If not - no idea.
    That;s why i'm confused the context is not religious at all.. it seems to me like an idiom. I haven't taken it literally.

    I don't have more context either. it's a program and she just said that!
    I couldn't even guess the meaning when ?I googled it.

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    When freezeframe asked for context, she wanted more than you provided. Is there any reference to a church in the sentence(s) preceding yours? If so, please let us know. If not - no idea.
    Also, context is not just words that are around the phrase. It's also: who's saying this? to whom? about whom? where? is this from a movie? what kind of movie? is this something you read on a blog? etc.

    I'm not saying you have to specify everything every time but just clarifying on what "context" could mean.

    It sounds like some kind of slang -- who are the people saying this?

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    That;s why i'm confused the context is not religious at all.. it seems to me like an idiom. I haven't taken it literally.

    I don't have more context either. it's a program and she just said that!
    I couldn't even guess the meaning when ?I googled it.
    What kind of program? Is it Kimora?

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    What kind of program? Is it Kimora?
    kimora, yes.

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    Re: "mess up the church's money"

    I'm not the target demographic of that show.

    It's not a "mainstream" idiom.

    Sub-groups and sub-cultures in a society have their own slag, idioms, and references. Is it crucial for you to know what this means? Possibly someone else will drop by who'll know.

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