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My question is "What's the difference between give up and give in?"
If for instance I'm very kind and don't want to quarrel to anybody i"m the first to tell 'Ok, let it be like you want'. What should I use?
And what's that mean 'GET OFF' in the following sentense? I don't need a man to make it happen, I get off being free. It means that I can be without him, that I'm doing well without him. Am I right?
I'll let Webster deal with "get off".
Main Entry:get off*
1 : to get high on a drug usually used with on *get off on heroin*
2 : to experience orgasm
3 : to experience great pleasure or satisfaction usually used with on *gets off on the music*
transitive verb : to cause to get off
Last edited by MikeNewYork; 13-Dec-2006 at 22:21.
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Hi, Harry Smith.
I didn't ask you about what's better to use GET OFF or something else, I just wanted to know what it meant. Because it's the sentense from the song. I needed the meaning.
nevertheless THANK YOU
hi, Sorinka. Can you post the whole song. I need the context.
For me, "I don't need a man to make it happen." means I can be well off without a man. And "I get off being free." means I give up the right of freedom. i surrender to the man. So they have the opposite meaning.
It's the song "I don't need a man" of Pussycat dolls
I see you lookin' at me like I got somethin' that's for you
And the way that you stare, don'tcha dare 'cause I'm not about to
Just give it all up to you
'Cause there are some things I won't do
And I'm not afraid to tell you I don't ever wanna leave you confused
The more you try the less bite and
I don't have to think it through
You'll know if I'm into you
I don't need a man to make it happen, I get off bein' free
I don't need a man to make me feel good, I get off doin' my thing
I don't need a ring around my finger, to make me feel complete
So let me break it down- I can get off when you ain't around!
And so on. I thik I was right saying that she is doing well without him.
So, the "get off being free" means "get off" and "being free".
the words of pop songs sometimes are too free-written to understand, i think.