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    "Don't get any ideas!"

    Hello!

    Could anybody tell me what "Don't get any ideas" means?

    I heard this expression in the movie, Overboard.

    I'm not even sure if it is an expression but when I heard this, it sounded like he meant, "Try not to do anything stupid."

    Thank you for help in advance!

    -Tony

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    Re: "Don't get any ideas!"

    Quote Originally Posted by fakaki View Post
    Hello!

    Could anybody tell me what "Don't get any ideas" means?

    I heard this expression in the movie, Overboard.

    I'm not even sure if it is an expression but when I heard this, it sounded like he meant, "Try not to do anything stupid."

    Thank you for help in advance!

    -Tony
    Yes, that is what it means - don't think of any funny ideas or don't let your imagination run wild.

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    Re: "Don't get any ideas!"

    Quote Originally Posted by fakaki View Post
    Hello!

    Could anybody tell me what "Don't get any ideas" means?

    I heard this expression in the movie, Overboard.

    I'm not even sure if it is an expression but when I heard this, it sounded like he meant, "Try not to do anything stupid."

    Thank you for help in advance!

    -Tony

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    MONA: I have noticed that you are always smiling at George. I think that you should stop that.

    SUSAN: Why? I am very friendly. I smile at everyone.

    MONA: I know, but he may think that you want to be his girlfriend.

    SUSAN: Oh, you're right. I had better stop smiling at him so much. He might get ideas.

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