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    Default chew someone's way

    Context: Member of staff are accusing each other for a theft in a hotel room.

    - None of my girls are thieves!

    - Oh, come on! I've seen Tanya
    chew her way trough a padlock before.

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    Default Re: chew someone's way

    Literally, "chew her way through a padlock" means to actually bite and gnaw on a padlock with one's teeth in order to break it open. But in this case, the speaker is being sarcastic - he is saying that he knows Tanya is an experienced thief and will use any means necessary to illegally enter a place if she suspects there is something within worth stealing.
    Last edited by Ouisch; 06-Jul-2011 at 19:36.

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