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    not in the numbers?

    hi,
    what does "not in the numbers" mean?

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    Re: not in the numbers?

    can it mean 'not scientific' ?


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    Re: not in the numbers?

    we should see how it's used, but it may mean "it" isn't correct or doesn't seem logical for the subject.

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    Re: not in the numbers?

    It depends upon the context.

    It can mean that something doesn't fit the budget. For example, you might ask you boss for a raise, and he'll turn you down, saying "sorry, but sales are down and salary increases just aren't in the numbers this year."

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    Re: not in the numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    hi,
    what does "not in the numbers" mean?
    Ouisch has given you one possibility. Another is a literal meaning:

    He still gets a crowd, but not in the numbers he used to atract.

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    Re: not in the numbers?

    thank yor for the answers.

    the context was: " Count Dracula not in the numbers, physicist says."

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    Re: not in the numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    thank yor for the answers.

    the context was: " Count Dracula not in the numbers, physicist says."
    And here is an excerpt:


    Efthimiou takes out the calculator to prove that if a vampire sucked one person's blood each month -- turning each victim into an equally hungry vampire -- after a couple of years there would be no people left, just vampires. He started his calculations with just one vampire and 537 million humans on January 1, 1600 and shows that the human population would be down to zero by July 1602.

    That is why "vampires are not in the numbers".

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    Re: not in the numbers?

    I reckon vampires are wise enough not to suck up the whole human race..they would left some stock to breed for the forthcoming centruies

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    Re: not in the numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    I reckon vampires are wise enough not to suck up the whole human race..they would left some stock to breed for the forthcoming centruies
    They had to eat.

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    Re: not in the numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    They had to eat.
    Vampire jokes make me feel Vlad all over.

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