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    #1

    something for nothing

    Hi, what does "something for nothing" mean in this sentence:

    Iím not saying that I should turn around and get something for nothing. Iíll work, and Iím a damn hard worker but Iím just not making it. Now we gotta pay taxes, taxes, taxes.Ē



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    #2

    Re: something for nothing

    "To get something for nothing" isn't an idiom. In this context, it means to get paid off without working.

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    Re: something for nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    "To get something for nothing" isn't an idiom. In this context, it means to get paid off without working.

    I don't think so, Birdeen. I think he means that he doesn't want to be paid for doing nothing or just sitting around, but will work very hard for whatever he earns.
    However, he obviously isn't getting enough (just not making it) at the moment to pay all those "taxes, taxes, taxes".

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    Re: something for nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by suikerbossie View Post
    I don't think so, Birdeen. I think he means that he doesn't want to be paid for doing nothing or just sitting around, but will work very hard for whatever he earns.
    However, he obviously isn't getting enough (just not making it) at the moment to pay all those "taxes, taxes, taxes".
    I understand it this way too... Did I say something else? That would be embarrassing.

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    Re: something for nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I understand it this way too... Did I say something else? That would be embarrassing.

    It's the "OFF" then! To pay somebody off means to pay and discharge him!
    Then he'd really be in a bad way..

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