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    What does it mean if someone said "I'm a steel trap"? Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    What does it mean if someone said "I'm a steel trap"? Thank you very much!
    They have a mouse stuck in them somewhere?

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    They may be referring to the expression "a mind like a steel trap" meaning a very sharp brain with a good memory.

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    Students may not have realized that this figure of speech is based on the device mentioned in Ray's joke.

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    Here's a steel trap. Ouch!

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    Thank you very much.

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