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    Default What's her deal?

    The husband is asking like this about the ghost Melinda is dealing with nowdays. Is "what's her deal" "what does she want?" or "what is the bargain she wants?"

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    Jim- What's her deal?
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    What's her deal? Her deal i'd say is she will never get to enjoy with her husband

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    Default Re: What's her deal?

    The possible meanings you've suggested make sense and either may
    well be corrrect but there is something missing in the dialogue
    you've quoted:

    Her deal i'd say is she will never get to enjoy with her husband

    'Enjoy' is a transitive verb. It needs an object. Enjoy life for example.

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    Default Re: What's her deal?

    As a NES, but not a teacher:

    I would translate: "What's her deal?" in this case, based on Mel's response, as meaning: "What's her problem?".

    Hope this helps
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    Default Re: What's her deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As a NES, but not a teacher:

    I would translate: "What's her deal?" in this case, based on Mel's response, as meaning: "What's her problem?".

    Hope this helps
    R21
    I agree. It's like "What is the deal with her?" asked to explain someone's behavior.

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    Default Re: What's her deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by bwkcaj_ca View Post
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    'Enjoy' is a transitive verb. It needs an object. Enjoy life for example.
    ...except in the increasingly common 'Enjoy' we hear from waiters (especially in chains like TGIFriday, which trade on a pseudo-US atmosphere). Speakers of BR English used to say 'Enjoy your meal'.

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