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    bootlegging/gas up/set back/run/ssolicitous/chuckle

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Noodles (now played by De Niro) is released from jail in 1932 and becomes reacquainted with his old gang: Max (Woods), Patsy (Hayden) and Cockeye (Forsythe), who are major players in the bootlegging industry during Prohibition.

    bootlegging = illegal traffic in liquor in the U.S.

    How much does it cost to gas up a Boeing 747?

    gas up = supply a vehicle with gasoline

    Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich doesn't just own the Chelsea football club. He also owns his very own Boeing 767. How much might one of these set you back?

    set back = cost a certain amount

    In April 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama took a one-day round-trip flight to Chicago aboard Air Force One. How much did that trip run?(How much did that trip cost?)

    run=to have as an ongoing financial obligation

    Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future.

    solicitous = concerned

    He was solicitous for my advice.

    She was also solicitous of my favor.

    solicitous=eager to obtain something desirable

    The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications.

    solicitous = careful

    She was solicitous for somebody's future.

    I was excessively solicitous about my health.

    solicitous = anxious

    Then he lighted his pipe and chuckled away in silence.

    He was chuckling to himself over the letter.

    I am chuckling at her success.

    chuckle = laugh, giggle, titter

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: bootlegging/gas up/set back/run/ssolicitous/chuckle

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    Noodles (now played by De Niro) is released from jail in 1932 and becomes reacquainted with his old gang: Max (Woods), Patsy (Hayden) and Cockeye (Forsythe), who are major players in the bootlegging industry during Prohibition.

    bootlegging = illegal traffic in liquor in the U.S.(In many other countries also)

    How much does it cost to gas up a Boeing 747? Ok

    gas up = supply a vehicle with gasoline Ok

    Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich doesn't just own the Chelsea football club. He also owns his very own Boeing 767. How much might one of these set you back?

    set someone back = cost a certain amount The actual idiom is; set someone back= (to cost someone a certain amount of money).

    In April 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama took a one-day round-trip flight to Chicago aboard Air Force One. How much did that trip run President Obama?(How much did that trip cost?) If it is free the cost factor does not arise.

    run=to have as an ongoing financial obligation=to cost (a person) an amount or approximate amount: This trip to Chicago will run you a couple of thousands at least.
    Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future.

    solicitous = concerned, care or attention, Ok

    He was solicitous for my advice/to obey my advice.

    She was also solicitous of my favor.

    solicitous=eager to obtain something desirable

    The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications. Ok

    solicitous = careful

    She was solicitous for somebody's future.

    I was excessively solicitous about/of my health. Ok

    solicitous = anxious

    Then he lighted his pipe and chuckled away in silence.

    He was chuckling to himself over the letter.

    I am chuckling at her success.

    chuckle = laugh, giggle, titter (associated with mild amusement)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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