Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    sage Guest

    Default I've got three questions!!

    Excuse me!!!

    1.Pair that with poise, and in my opinion you've got Aynsley beat.

    Q1: 'poise' here means ? y
    Q1-1: you've got Aynsley beat---you've fought off Aynsley?


    2.She's still on my case for coming home late the last couple of times
    we went out.

    Q2: on my case ---??



    3.Now that Hugh's available, she'll probably be all over him, trying to
    catch him on the rebound.

    Q3-1: availabe here means "chance"?
    Q3-2: all over here means?
    Q3-3: on the rebound means "to fightback"?



    Thanks a lot!^_^

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    508
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I've got three questions!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sage
    Excuse me!!!

    1.Pair that with poise, and in my opinion you've got Aynsley beat.

    Q1: 'poise' here means ? y
    Q1-1: you've got Aynsley beat---you've fought off Aynsley?


    2.She's still on my case for coming home late the last couple of times
    we went out.

    Q2: on my case ---??



    3.Now that Hugh's available, she'll probably be all over him, trying to
    catch him on the rebound.

    Q3-1: availabe here means "chance"?
    Q3-2: all over here means?
    Q3-3: on the rebound means "to fightback"?



    Thanks a lot!^_^

    Let me try:

    1. Poise is gesture, manner, composure, the way you carry yourself.
    2. You have got Anysley bet. You are better than Anysley.
    3. On my case. Nugging, after me, telling me I am wrong, etc.
    4. Available. Hugh has no girl friend at this moment.
    5. All over. Physically close to him ?
    6. Rebound. Hugh just lost a girlfriend; he is looking for a replacement. (A rebound is a quick recovery to losing his old girlfriend.)
    The new girlfriend would be called a rebound girl.

    Thanks to teachers to double check the above. (Is it above or the above?)

    BMO

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    31
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I've got three questions!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sage
    Excuse me!!!

    3.Now that Hugh's available, she'll probably be all over him, trying to
    catch him on the rebound.

    Q3-1: availabe here means "chance"?
    Q3-2: all over here means?
    Q3-3: on the rebound means "to fightback"?


    Thanks a lot!^_^
    Now that Hugh is available… My guess is that Hugh is a free man now, he is not caught up sentimentally or emotionally with another woman, hence, she will try every thing to get him sentimentally.

    All over him: in this context, I believe it means that she will dedicate him all her attentions with the intention to make him fancy her. Literally “all-over” means covering the whole of him, ergo to cover him with “romantic” attentions.

    Trying to catch him on the rebound: she will try to catch him while he is still recovering from an emotional (shock, rejection). Could be by a previous lover…

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    31
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I've got three questions!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sage

    2.She's still on my case for coming home late the last couple of times
    we went out.

    Q2: on my case ---??


    Thanks a lot!^_^
    She is still discussing tediously or persistently about the fact that he/she came home late… (she is not pleased)

  5. #5
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    on my case = hassling me

  6. #6
    sage Guest

    Default

    thanks bmo, italianbrother, tdol!^^

  7. #7
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    You're welcome.

Similar Threads

  1. A newbie with usage questions
    By Francois in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-Jan-2007, 10:41
  2. questions - have to/must, article, mistakes
    By Lenka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25-Sep-2004, 07:32
  3. questions from "Friends" script
    By welldone in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 03-Jul-2004, 19:32
  4. Answering questions
    By dduck in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Sep-2003, 23:57

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •