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    Please help me! :(

    what does the expression "tuck and roll" mean?
    i need it for a translation and since i'm not a native english speaker i haven't got a clue what it means.

    here is the context:
    A: His mother is allways in our house. I'm actually thinking of getting her a pollster.
    B: Tuck and roll!

    Thank you all so very much!

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    I'm a native speaker and I haven't a clue either. I'd understand 'rock and roll', meaning 'way to go' or 'good idea', but this is new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm a native speaker and I haven't a clue either. I'd understand 'rock and roll', meaning 'way to go' or 'good idea', but this is new to me.
    It's either a play on meaning or it's a typo: a pollster => upholstered

    a) get her a person who takes public opinion polls
    b) make her into a chair


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    A bit too culture-bound for me to have got without an explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It's either a play on meaning or it's a typo: a pollster => upholstered

    a) get her a person who takes public opinion polls
    b) make her into a chair


    Yeah, it starts to make sense to me now!
    "She is there all the time so i might as well turn her into a piece of furniture"

    You've helped me a lot! Thank you! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukre
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It's either a play on meaning or it's a typo: a pollster => upholstered

    a) get her a person who takes public opinion polls
    b) make her into a chair


    Yeah, it starts to make sense to me now!
    "She is there all the time so i might as well turn her into a piece of furniture"

    You've helped me a lot! Thank you! :D
    That's great! 8)

    You're welcome. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    A bit too culture-bound for me to have got without an explanation.
    Funny you mentioned that. I didn't get it either at first. It came to me what I tried looking up 'a pollster' under the U section of my dictionary. I thought, "What am I doing in the U's? And why am I looking up an article (i.e., "a"). It finally came to me, homonyms: a pollster/upholster. Haha. Tricky one indeed. 8)

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    I'm clearly just a bit slow.

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