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    #1

    understand

    Is there an expression in English, at least similar, meaning not to be able to express an opinion or understand exactly what people are talking about because you arrived in the middle of the conversation?

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    Re: understand

    You could say something like 'I've only just joined' (at the time) or 'I arrived halfway through so I missed a lot' (afterwards). I can't think of a neat expression- maybe someone can.

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    Re: understand

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Is there an expression in English, at least similar, meaning not to be able to express an opinion or understand exactly what people are talking about because you arrived in the middle of the conversation?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon, Beachboy.

    TOM: Excuse me. I just got here. What are they talking about?

    YOU (who arrived only 1 minute before Tom): IT BEATS ME. ( = I have no

    idea) I just got here, too, dude!!!

    *****

    Of course, only young people like you should use that "dude" word. It would be ridiculous for an old person like me to use it.

    Have a nice day.

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    #4

    Re: understand

    Thanks a lot, but I´m not that young. Maybe I shouldn´t use the word either!!

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    #5

    Re: understand

    If you're visiting the UK, I wouldn't use it there either.

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