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    #1

    Can I get some help?

    Can anybody help me with this sentence: "That's me dropped from the good books"?
    Maybe something wrong with me, but I just can't understand its meaning.
    I would be grateful, if somebody could tell me.

    The situation is that, the father is tasting the food, what his daughter cooked for him, but the girl can't really cook. (Anyway the food is look delicious.)

    Thanks in advance!

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    #2

    Re: Can I get some help?

    The idiom "To be in someone's good books" means to be treated favorably. In your example, the father jokes that his daughter is no longer treating him favorably.

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    #3

    Re: Can I get some help?

    Thanks for your help!
    So the father is just joking with his daughter, because the food is good.
    And the girl answers this: You are on a final warning.

    Am I right?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Can I get some help?

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    The idiom "To be in someone's good books" means to be treated favorably. In your example, the father jokes that his daughter is no longer treating him favorably.
    If the words are spoken by the father, lauralie2 could be right.
    If the words are spoken by the daughter, she could be joking that the father will react unfavourably to this bad cooking that has been served up to him.

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    #5

    Re: Can I get some help?

    Thanks for the answers. They helped a lot.

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