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    Question You can't take a biscuit OFF a baby???

    Hi there

    I have a problem with this frase "You can't take a biscuit OFF a baby".
    I do know the idiom "to take the biscuit" but what is meant by "OFF a baby" in this sentens
    (sorry, can't find the right spelling of sentens/sentence )

    Please help

    IQué - Denmark....to be or not to be!

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    Default Re: You can't take a biscuit OFF a baby???

    To take something off someone means to remove; disarm (e.g., take the gun off the criminal; take the cookie off the baby.

    Spelling help: phrase, sentence

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    Default Re: You can't take a biscuit OFF a baby???

    Well, it is the whole context that puzzels me. It is from a Scottish short story called "Sugar Baby". I have that idea that is when somebody can't take somthing away, that already is a part of somthing existing?

    Btw. my dictonary says "sentence" = Verdict (n.) Pass judgment (v.)
    ...but it is only MS Word offcause.

    IQué....to do or not to do.

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