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    Smile difficult sentences

    dear all in theses sentences
    1)Thank you, Mr. Cochran.
    Looks and brains, you're
    the complete package, sir!
    i haven't understand looks and brains

    2)But I think the rest of you
    is facing the wrong way.
    i haven't understand is facing
    3)So now on Lois, I'm off to the head
    office. A place we're washing your hands
    You know, for throwing Craig under
    the truck. Taking the heat off me.
    i haven't understand i'm off to the head
    also taking the heat off me

    4)You don't win.
    Reese said ten minutes.
    But you're not allowed to go over.

    You can't decide that now.
    That's cheating!
    i haven't understand to go over also that is cheating i've found the verb cheat
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    Re: difficult sentences

    1)Thank you, Mr. Cochran.
    Looks and brains, you're
    the complete package, sir!


    i haven't understand looks and brains

    It says he has "looks and brains" -- meaning he is handsome (he has good looks) and that he is also intelligent (he has brains.) That's why he's a "complete package" -- he has everything!
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    2)But I think the rest of you
    is facing the wrong way
    .

    i haven't understand is facing

    Well, some part of him must be pointing in the wrong direction, literally or figuratively. There's not enough context to determine exactly what the speaker means.
    ---------------------------------

    3)So now on Lois, I'm off to the head
    office. A place we're washing your hands
    You know, for throwing Craig under
    the truck. Taking the heat off me.


    i haven't understand i'm off to the head

    If it says, "off to the head," it means off to the W.C., the toilets.

    But it looks like it might say "head office." That is a corporation's primary location, where the executives work and where all the directives and important decisions come from.
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    also taking the heat off me

    "Heat" is slang for official pressure or official scrutiny. The police are sometimes called "the heat" because they are keeping an eye on the bad guy.

    So "taking the heat off me" means that something has happened so that the officials are distracted and cannot keep on watching and pressuring me -- or maybe because now their disapproval has shifted to the other person.
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    4)You don't win.
    Reese said ten minutes.
    But you're not allowed to go over.

    That's cheating!

    You can't decide that now.

    i haven't understand to go over

    "to go over" means that he had ten minutes and so he can't go over ten minutes -- he can't take more than ten minutes. "to go over your time" (meaning to take more time than you should) is abbreviated here to "go over."
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    also that is cheating.

    The person is protesting that coming up with a new decision now is not fair. It is unfair to make a new decision in the middle of things. So "cheating" is what he is accusing the other one of -- doing something unfair in order to give himself an advantage or a better chance to win.

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