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    Hi all,
    could anyone please tell me what these idioms mean?

    1)She's the most stupid girl i've ever met,for want of a better word!

    2)Before you have to jam it into the boot you can take it into pieces.

    Thanks alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radman View Post
    Hi all,
    could anyone please tell me what these idioms mean?

    1)She's the most stupid girl i've ever met,for want of a better word!

    2)Before you have to jam it into the boot you can take it into pieces.

    Thanks alot.

    Hi,
    The first one must refer to the adj "stupid", meaning that at the time of speaking it's the only thing you can think of about that person. (or the best thing you can remember)

    And about the second one, it means before putting that item in the boot you can separate or devide it into those component parts. (the item could be something consisting of some components such as a rack.)


    I hope someone would correct me if there's anything wrong.

    *not a teacher*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radman View Post
    Hi all,
    could anyone please tell me what these idioms mean?



    2)Before you have to jam it into the boot you can take it into pieces.

    Thanks alot.
    This is not an idiom.

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    Perhaps the word "want" confuses you in 1), Radman? It is used here to mean the condition of lacking something.

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    Does anyone say 'take it into pieces'? I've only encountered 'take it to pieces.


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    In the United States, we say take it apart.

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    In BrE, you can take things to pieces or apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Does anyone say 'take it into pieces'? I've only encountered 'take it to pieces.



    It might have been mixed up with "broken into pieces", or something.

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