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    out on my feet

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "with it out on my feet" in the following context:

    A: IT'S SO BAD TO GET OLD, ISN'T IT?

    B: IT BEATS THE ALTERNATIVE.

    A: BUT MY EYESIGHT WENT FIRST.

    B: I'M TELLING YA.

    A: I HAVE TO READ THE NEWSPAPER WITH IT OUT ON MY FEET.

    B: I KNOW IT.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: out on my feet

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "with it out on my feet" in the following context:

    A: IT'S SO BAD TO GET OLD, ISN'T IT?

    B: IT BEATS THE ALTERNATIVE.

    A: BUT MY EYESIGHT WENT FIRST.

    B: I'M TELLING YA.

    A: I HAVE TO READ THE NEWSPAPER WITH IT OUT ON MY FEET.

    B: I KNOW IT.


    Thanks a lot.
    Often, with age, people become long-sighted. What A is saying is that he has to stretch out his legs and prop the paper on his feet to be able to read it.

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