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    You talking out the side of your neck?

    Bellick- Name and back number.
    Michael- Scofield, Michael. 94941.
    B- Are you a religious man, Scofield?
    M- Never really thought about it.
    B- Good, 'cause the Ten Commandments don't mean a box of piss in here. We got two commandments and two only. The first commandment is you got nothing coming.
    M- What's the second commandment?
    B- See commandment number one.
    M- Gotcha.
    B- You talking out the side of your neck?

    (Hi! What does "You talking out the side of your neck" mean? Could you make this sentence clearer? Thanks for your help. )

    M- Come again?
    B- I said, are you being a smartass?
    M- Just trying to fly low, avoid the radar, boss. Do my time... and get out.
    B- There isn't any flying under my radar.
    M- Good to know.

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    Re: You talking out the side of your neck?

    It probably means:

    Are you talking out of the side of your mouth?

    or

    Are you talking to yourself?

    or

    Are you mumbling to yourself?

    Which means to talk to yourself, to the side, so the other person cannot really see or hear you.

    The American TV show, Prison Break, uses many idioms in its script. Remember: most of these are street idioms that prisoners would use.

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    Re: You talking out the side of your neck?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    It probably means:

    Are you talking out of the side of your mouth?
    Hi, susiedqq,

    Thanks for your reply. It is pretty clear. I get it! Thank you!

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