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    lock up

    Dear all,

    What 's the meaning of "lock up" in the following context:

    A: I can't deal with angry clients.

    B: Hav eyou thought about having therapy?

    A: I wasn't talking about therapy. I was talking about training or something. Jeez, I had a bad day and you wanna lock me up!

    What is the meaning of "lock me up" in that context???

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    Re: lock up

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What 's the meaning of "lock up" in the following context:

    A: I can't deal with angry clients.

    B: Hav eyou thought about having therapy?

    A: I wasn't talking about therapy. I was talking about training or something. Jeez, I had a bad day and you wanna lock me up!

    What is the meaning of "lock me up" in that context???
    It means 'lock me up in a psychiatric hospital'.
    But A doesn't literally mean that. A means you 'want me to see a psychiatrist or psychologist'.

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