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    #1

    what does it mean?

    Please tell me the meaning of this sentence.

    "My friend is in a real bad place, just on some shit."

    Maybe it's simple, but I don't understand the exact meaning.
    Dose the word "place" mean literally a "place"?
    Or any kind of circumstance or situation?

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    #2

    Re: what does it mean?

    Could mean rehab or prison (or mental asylum). Most likely a drug rehabilitation center.

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    #3

    Re: what does it mean?

    The phrase is often used metaphorically, meaning that he is mentally going through a very bad time caused by drug abuse (some shit).

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    #4

    Thenk you.

    placidran & Rover_KE

    Thank you for your replys.
    I understand that it's related with something about drug.
    Both of Your replys are really helpful.


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    Re: what does it mean?

    When we say that someone is "in a bad place," we are almost always speaking metaphorically, where "place" is "situation." If a person is "on" something, that generally means the person is under the influence of a controlled substance (a drug.) Combine that with the fact that drugs are often referred to as "shit," and I would say the drug interpretation is probably correct!

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