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    meaning of "deep down in places"

    A quote from movie" a few good men","You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall -- you need me on that wall"
    my question is how to understand the sentence "deep down in places you don't talk about at parties"

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    Re: meaning of "deep down in places"

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    A quote from movie" a few good men","You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall -- you need me on that wall"
    my question is how to understand the sentence "deep down in places you don't talk about at parties"
    '...deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me...'

    It means; 'deep in your character, in the parts (of your character) that you don't talk about in polite company, you want me...'

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    Re: meaning of "deep down in places"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    '...deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me...'

    It means; 'deep in your character, in the parts (of your character) that you don't talk about in polite company, you want me...'
    Thank you for your help,Bhaisahab,I still have some questions ,"in places you don't talk about at parties",Is this an attributive clause ?If not ,what's the object in this sentence?"
    You said "at parties" means" in polite company",so what does "party" mean here ? does it not mean the social event like dance party ,birthday party, Christmas party etc?
    thx again.

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    Re: meaning of "deep down in places"

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    Thank you for your help,Bhaisahab,I still have some questions ,"in places you don't talk about at parties",Is this an attributive clause ?If not ,what's the object in this sentence?"
    You said "at parties" means" in polite company",so what does "party" mean here ? does it not mean the social event like dance party ,birthday party, Christmas party etc?
    thx again.
    Yes, I would say it's an attributive clause.
    'In polite company' means in a social gathering, like, as you say, a birthday party, a christmas party etc.

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    Re: meaning of "deep down in places"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, I would say it's an attributive clause.
    'In polite company' means in a social gathering, like, as you say, a birthday party, a christmas party etc.
    If it's attributive clause,the object in the sentence I assume should be places(parts of your character),so I can rephrase the sentence in this way ,"you don't talk about places (part of your character) at parties,you want me..."
    Is is right?does it make sense?

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    Re: meaning of "deep down in places"

    "you don't talk about places at parties"

    "in places you don't talk about at parties"

    Compare the two, do you think it is possible to rewrite it like that?

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    Re: meaning of "deep down in places"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "you don't talk about places at parties"

    "in places you don't talk about at parties"

    Compare the two, do you think it is possible to rewrite it like that?
    No ,I don't think so,but you still haven't told me what is the object in this sentence ,talk about what? talk about places?talk about " you need me on that wall?"

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