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  1. Tinkerbell's Avatar
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    #1

    seems to have it in for you

    "Her ladyship seems to have it in for you," she admitted. "It's often like that. I've seen it before. A regular servant's got a sort of dignity. There's always housemaids or parlormaids or lady's maid wanted. But companions and such likeŚwell that's up another street."

    "Her ladyship seems to have it in for you," ?


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    Re: seems to have it in for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    "Her ladyship seems to have it in for you," she admitted. "It's often like that. I've seen it before. A regular servant's got a sort of dignity. There's always housemaids or parlormaids or lady's maid wanted. But companions and such like—well that's up another street."

    "Her ladyship seems to have it in for you," ?
    The quotation basically means that you have the qualities of a lady.

    Take note of what happens in the second part of the quotation.

    "It's often like that. I've seen it before. A regular servant's got a sort of dignity."


    The second part reiterates the first part, but in a different phrasing. They say that "you" has a "sort of dignity"


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    Re: seems to have it in for you

    I have a different reading:

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    There's always housemaids or parlormaids or lady's maid wanted. But companions and such like—well that's up another street.
    It means her ladyship does not like you much.

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    #4

    Re: seems to have it in for you

    Quote Originally Posted by rws_killer5 View Post
    The quotation basically means that you have the qualities of a lady.

    Take note of what happens in the second part of the quotation.

    "It's often like that. I've seen it before. A regular servant's got a sort of dignity."


    The second part reiterates the first part, but in a different phrasing. They say that "you" has a "sort of dignity"
    That's a well-argued guess - but it's wrong. The term does not mean that.


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    Re: seems to have it in for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That's a well-argued guess - but it's wrong. The term does not mean that.
    Hmm after reading the whole thing, I would have to agree with Kondorosi. Sorry for the wrong info T.T


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    Re: seems to have it in for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    "Her ladyship seems to have it in for you," she admitted. "It's often like that. I've seen it before. A regular servant's got a sort of dignity. There's always housemaids or parlormaids or lady's maid wanted. But companions and such likeŚwell that's up another street."

    "Her ladyship seems to have it in for you," ?
    her ladyship is a reference to a person and she has it in for someone, from an inference point of view I would say she has a crush on someone (a servant with a sort of dignity)


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    Re: seems to have it in for you

    Quote Originally Posted by meee View Post
    her ladyship is a reference to a person and she has it in for someone, from an inference point of view I would say she has a crush on someone (a servant with a sort of dignity)

    On the contrary. She is looking for any chance to make trouble for the servant.

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