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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    strange expressions King

    I have been reading pet sematary by Stephen King ( by the the way, I pronounce it like the name Steven; am I right?) and I can't understand some expressions he uses:

    She ha a two-room house................... she had a lot of jazz records and she'd be willing to throw you a little party if you had a ten-dollar bill that wasn't working too hard.

    I don't understant what "To throw a ball" an "that wasn't working too hard" mean
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    Steven is pronounced like Stephen, yes.

    I'll leave the rest to someone else.
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    Re: strange expressions King

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley
    I have been reading pet sematary by Stephen King ( by the the way, I pronounce it like the name Steven; am I right?) and I can't understand some expressions he uses:

    She ha a two-room house................... she had a lot of jazz records and she'd be willing to throw you a little party if you had a ten-dollar bill that wasn't working too hard.

    I don't understant what "To throw a ball" an "that wasn't working too hard" mean
    Thanks. Ripley
    to throw a party means to invite people over, to have a bash, to have fun, good time.

    "a ten dollar bill that wasn't working too hard" means that "YOU" weren't working too hard to get it so it won't be a sacrifice for you to part with it, if it's not a big deal, if it's not too much for you to pay, etc.

    The whole sentence together " if you just give her $10, she will eagerly and easily arrange a nice little party for you".

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