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  1. welldone
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    scratches his behind...

    Dear teachers,

    i read this from a book:

    Heck, by the time a man scratches his behind, clears his throat, and tells me how smart he is, we've already wasted 15 minutes.

    by former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

    What does it mean by "scratches his behind"?

    thanks


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    = to scratch his butt (the body part you sit on).

    FRC

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    Re: scratches his behind...

    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    Dear teachers,

    i read this from a book:

    Heck, by the time a man scratches his behind, clears his throat, and tells me how smart he is, we've already wasted 15 minutes.

    by former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

    What does it mean by "scratches his behind"?

    thanks
    In that context it refers to what FRC said, scratch one's butt, behind, seat of one's pants. That's the literal meaning. In LBJ's day, the figurative meaning had to do with taking a pause to think before one speaks.

  3. welldone
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    . Funny.
    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    . Funny.
    Thanks guys!
    You're welcome. :D

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