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    #1

    "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the phrase:

    "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"???

    Is it an idiom? when can it be said?

    2 people were dicussing a certain issue and then after a pause. one of them said that phrase!!

    I understand that "gain 300 pounds" as "to put on weigh "300 pounds""!

    What does that mean?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    It's not an idiom that I've ever heard before.

    Since you were talking about a certain subject, you will have to use clues from the discussion.

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    #3

    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    like what? I don't understand to give the proper context.

    Thanks.

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    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    like what? I don't understand to give the proper context.

    Thanks.
    What were the two people discussing? If you tell us that, it might give an indication of what the intended meaning is.

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    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What were the two people discussing? If you tell us that, it might give an indication of what the intended meaning is.
    One of them wants to be a prtner with the boss in the business and the other is tell them what to do and say to the boss. So that other is acting as the boss asking his friend- who want the partnership- to practice the things that he's goint to say to the boss.

    That all. after they finish, the friend said to the other friend that phrase I'm asking about.

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    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    One of them wants to be a prtner with the boss in the business and the other is tell them what to do and say to the boss. So that other is acting as the boss asking his friend- who want the partnership- to practice the things that he's goint to say to the boss.

    That all. after they finish, the friend said to the other friend that phrase I'm asking about.
    Maybe he is saying something like, "If you want to be like the boss, gain 300lbs and look like a robot". Implying that the boss is fat and looks like a robot.

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    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Maybe he is saying something like, "If you want to be like the boss, gain 300lbs and look like a robot". Implying that the boss is fat and looks like a robot.

    What is 300lbs???

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    #8

    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    300 pounds.

    Is the boss quite fat?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    300 pounds.

    Is the boss quite fat?
    Nope. The boss is not fat at all.

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    Re: "gain 300 pounds and look like a robot"

    no hints or suggestions? What can it mean even with no context? I mean what 300 pounds has to do with any robots in the world???

    waiting for the reply
    Thanks.

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