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    Default Get one's teeth out?

    What does it mean to get sb's teeth out? Does it have to do with sex or something? Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Get one's teeth out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    What does it mean to get sb's teeth out? Does it have to do with sex or something? Thank you very much.
    I've never heard of it. It could be a joke on the part of the writer; there is an idiom 'to get your teeth into something' - which means to start work with serious intent: 'I've been making a few notes for that essay, but I'm going to the library this evening to really get my teeth into it'.

    So the writer could have meant the opposite of that.

    But it all depends on context. Not so long ago (less than 100 years ago in the UK) dentistry was so painful that a common 21st birthday present was to be fitted with false teeth. After a day's work, a man might take his teeth out and put them in a box. Then the door-bell might ring, and his wife might say 'Quick - get your teeth out'.

    Or maybe it is an idiom in some parts of the world...

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    Default Re: Get one's teeth out?

    knock his teeth out
    means to hit someone so hard that it feels like the teeth have been knocked out of the mouth.

    Please use a sentence when asking the meaning of a word or phrase. In English, there are just too many possibilities!

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    Default Re: Get one's teeth out?

    Thank you very much. By the way, I heard that in the movie "Wild Hogs", when the computer "Mac" was searching "alternative sex". And it was like" Do you want granny to take her teeth out?"

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    Default Re: Get one's teeth out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    Thank you very much. By the way, I heard that in the movie "Wild Hogs", when the computer "Mac" was searching "alternative sex". And it was like" Do you want granny to take her teeth out?"
    In this case, they were referring to someone having sex with a senior citizen, and were asking if they preferred that the grandmother remove her dentures (false teeth) for the proceedings.

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    Thank you very much.

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