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    Default don't understand, please help.

    Hi,

    I'm confused what exactly the "fall of the card" means in this sentence. Pls help.

    "Although my sister's grade didn't fall of the card, she turned around enough to stay in school."

    Thank you.

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    In this sentence, "fall off the card" implies that the grade was a low one. It is similar to the expression "off the end of the scale".
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    Thank you Red5.

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    You're welcome. Perhaps someone else will give you some other ideas or expand on my post.

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Red, is that BE? Any clue as to its origin? (Never heard that one before.)

    :)
    I have no iodea whether it's BE only, or if it exists in AmE. TDOL may know.
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    Red, is that BE? Any clue as to its origin? (Never heard that one before.)

    :)

    (Pay no attention to this. I am only putting this post here because I didn't like the way it looked in the other place. (Red, you are too fast.))

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    I must confess that the expression is new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Red, is that BE? Any clue as to its origin? (Never heard that one before.)

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    I have no iodea whether it's BE only, or if it exists in AmE. TDOL may know.
    That's a good point. It's a first for me. Thanks! :D

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    Default Re: don't understand, please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by beeja
    Hi,

    I'm confused what exactly the "fall of the card" means in this sentence. Pls help.

    "Although my sister's grade didn't fall of the card, she turned around enough to stay in school."

    Thank you.
    hi, all, what does 'turn around' mean in this sentence? thanks

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    Default Re: don't understand, please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by claude
    Quote Originally Posted by beeja
    Hi,

    I'm confused what exactly the "fall of the card" means in this sentence. Pls help.

    "Although my sister's grade didn't fall of the card, she turned around enough to stay in school."

    Thank you.
    hi, all, what does 'turn around' mean in this sentence? thanks
    It means she turned her grades around. That is, she improved her grades.

    :)

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