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    got a nice nap out of it, so

    -Oh, sorry I missed you. We – funny thing is we went to see a friend of ours, bought a house out in the country. We were just going on a little drive to see it. Well, the roads you’re on are all windy back there, and we got lost and ended up down in Brown County.
    -Oh, no!
    -So that’s why we weren’t home till late.
    -Oh, no – you got lost, huh?
    -Yeah, so at least little Missy got a nice nap out of it, so.

    So, teachers, This is a man talking to a woman, I just would like to know the meaning of "got a nice nap out of it, so".

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    Re: got a nice nap out of it, so

    They got lost and took a long time finding their way back. The only person who benefited is the child [little Missy] who slept. She got a nice nap out of it [the problem of being lost]

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    Re: got a nice nap out of it, so

    Thanks Anglika, could you tell me what is the meaning of this sentence as well?

    the roads you’re on are all windy back there

    I can't understand the "back" usage on this sentence.

    Thank you very much!!!

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    Re: got a nice nap out of it, so

    Well, the roads you’re on are all windy back there (where the roads are crooked and it's probably difficult to drive on them)

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    Re: got a nice nap out of it, so

    Colloquialism - in this context, "back there" is "in the countryside" and probably in the remote countryside.

    "Back there in the sticks the roads are small and windy, and it is very easy to lose yourself".

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    Re: got a nice nap out of it, so

    Anglika, what can I say?

    You're really good at languages. It's a gift.

    Thank you.

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