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    1) Does "for sb's own sake" mean "for sb's own good?"
    2) What does "don't count on it" mean? Does that mean "don't take it too hard?"
    3) What does "bedroomeye" mean?
    4) What does"tramaus" mean? I can't find it from many different dictionaries.

    5) What does "brad pitt" mean? I can't find this one either.

    Thanks a billion!!!! :o

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    Brad Pitt is a famous American actor's name who performed in the films like,"Troy","Mexican","Legends of the Fall"and so on. He's very handsome:>
    maybe you can search the words on the net.

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    1) Does "for sb's own sake" mean "for sb's own good?"

    It means good\benfit, etc.
    2) What does "don't count on it" mean? Does that mean "don't take it too hard?"

    No; it means don't bank on it, don't think of it as a certainty.
    3) What does "bedroomeye" mean?

    I've never heard this one before. I'm not sure whether it refers to a sexual look in someone's eye, or whether they look as if they have just woken up.

    4) What does"tramaus" mean? I can't find it from many different dictionaries.
    No idea- is it English?
    5) What does "brad pitt" mean? I can't find this one either.

    If it's not referring to the star, Brad Pitt is an example of Cockney Rhyming slang, a dialect in London where words are replaced with phrases that rhyme with the original word. Brad Pitt means 'shit'. However, it is not commonly meant in the sense of 'no good', but you can go to the bathroom for a Brad Pitt. It is mostly used in the plural for an upset stomach with diarrhoea- 'I ate some dodgy seafood last night and I've got the Brad Pitts\Brads'. 'Eartha Kitt' is also used. If you hear a star's name being used in a strange way, then it is probably Rhyming Slang,so think what it could rhyme with. Using names is a popular source of rhymes.

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    A handsome actor's name means "shit" in London! :-O

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    I'm hurt

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    Sorry- British slang can be very rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Sorry- British slang can be very rude.
    Never mind. We come here is to improve our English, and we like learning from the native speakers so that we can learn real English.

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