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    money on the line/on the clean side of the blanket

    'You know the sort of deals we get offered, the sort of money on the line. Other kinds of offers, too, breathtaking creatures who'd do anything to get their names on a Contract with a celebrity. You know we've always stayed on the clean side of the blanket.'

    This two phrases,money on the line & stay on the clean side of the blanket.
    Not sure what they mean, so please help me out~~thanks!

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    Re: money on the line/on the clean side of the blanket

    Quote Originally Posted by iemmahu View Post
    'You know the sort of deals we get offered, the sort of money on the line. Other kinds of offers, too, breathtaking creatures who'd do anything to get their names on a Contract with a celebrity. You know we've always stayed on the clean side of the blanket.'

    This two phrases,money on the line & stay on the clean side of the blanket.
    Not sure what they mean, so please help me out~~thanks!
    'on the line' = at risk, as in the case of a bet

    I haven't met 'on the clean side of the blanket' but in this case it seems to mean 'not getting involved in the giving or receiving of sexual favours'. The 'Breathtaking creatures' are presumable eager young starlets who don't care who they sleep with in order to get a contract.

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    Re: money on the line/on the clean side of the blanket

    Illegitimate children were said to have come from the wrong side of the blanket, so this is an extension of the concept into a sexual connotation.

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    Re: money on the line/on the clean side of the blanket

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'on the line' = at risk, as in the case of a bet

    I haven't met 'on the clean side of the blanket' but in this case it seems to mean 'not getting involved in the giving or receiving of sexual favours'. The 'Breathtaking creatures' are presumable eager young starlets who don't care who they sleep with in order to get a contract.

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    So the speaker is saying that the money they make is at risk or what?

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    Re: money on the line/on the clean side of the blanket

    Quote Originally Posted by iemmahu View Post
    So the speaker is saying that the money they make is at risk or what?
    No.
    You know the sort of deals we get offered, the sort of money on the line....
    He's just saying that they get involved in deals where a lot of money is involved. He goes on to say that other things are offered as well.

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