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    Default Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    Who cares if we're trashed Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on, girl

    Read more: BRUNO MARS - MARRY YOU LYRICS

    Can anyone explain the meaning of the words in red? Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    As an NES but not a teacher, I would undertand "Got a pocket full of cash we can blow" as meaning:
    "We have plenty of money in our pockets that we can afford to spend (recklessly if we feel like it)".

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As an NES but not a teacher, I would undertand "Got a pocket full of cash we can blow" as meaning:
    "We have plenty of money in our pockets that we can afford to spend (recklessly if we feel like it)".
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    Shots of patron may indicate that those shots are on the house. Granted this idea is based on languages other than English. e.g. French and Spanish, but sitifan is from Hong Kong, a very cosmopolitan place.

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Shots of patron may indicate that those shots are on the house. Granted this idea is based on languages other than English. e.g. French and Spanish, but sitifan is from Hong Kong, a very cosmopolitan place.
    Thank you for your reply. What does "those shots are on the house" mean?
    By the way, I don't come from Hong Kong. I come from Taiwan, the Republic of China.

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    A "shot" is a single measure of neat spirits, normally served in a small glass. "On the house" means the bar owner pays (i.e. it's free).

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    PS: It's normally drunk in a single mouthful!
    Last edited by Route21; 19-Apr-2013 at 04:19.

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    What does "it's on" mean in the lyrics?

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    You can't break it down to "it's on". "It's on the house" is an idiom usually specific to bars and restaurants. It means that some item of your food or drink is free.

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Thank you for your reply. What does "those shots are on the house" mean?
    By the way, I don't come from Hong Kong. I come from Taiwan, the Republic of China.
    My apologies for that error.

    I still think that your usage of English shows some cosmopolitanism.

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    "Patron" is a brand of tequila. It's got nothing to do with being on the house.

    I suppose whatever is "on" is explained in the context of the lyrics. Perhaps a quickie wedding? (I'm guessing since the song is called "Marry You.")

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    Default Re: Got a pocket full of cash we can blow Shots of patron And it's on

    Maybe if the OP had said "Patron" rather than "patron" it would have been clearer. But, to be fair, they would both have been pronounced the same and someone transcribing the lyrics would not have known.

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