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    Movie English :"vending machine world "

    Hi teacher. The following sentence is from movie " Thank You for Smoking ". I don't understand the connotation of "vending machine world " and how he came from the vending machine world could make him tough.


    B : Everyone has a boss. "BR" just happens to be mine.He came from the vending machine world.This made him tough.The name "BR" came from his tour in Vietnam. The people who know its meaning are all dead.

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    Re: Movie English :"vending machine world "

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    Hi teacher. The following sentence is from movie " Thank You for Smoking ". I don't understand the connotation of "vending machine world " and how he came from the vending machine world could make him tough.


    B : Everyone has a boss. "BR" just happens to be mine.He came from the vending machine world.This made him tough.The name "BR" came from his tour in Vietnam. The people who know its meaning are all dead.
    "vending machine world" is just a normal compound (composition of nouns first two of which have a function of adjectives) if that is what you were asking about, meaning that the world is only about or of wending machines....


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    Re: Movie English :"vending machine world "

    As to its use here, I take it to mean that he started out as a salesman for vending machines.

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