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    left off this one

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    When a CIA agent heard on the radio some news about an assassin he was trying to catch he called a general and told him:

    I thought the feds were being left off this one. If I've got an FBI posse breathing down my neck I'd like to know it.

    Does it mean: I thought the feds were told not to deal with this matter (not to deal with this assassin).

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    Re: left off this one

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    When a CIA agent heard on the radio some news about an assassin he was trying to catch he called a general and told him:

    I thought the feds were being left off this one. If I've got an FBI posse breathing down my neck I'd like to know it.

    Does it mean: I thought the feds were told not to deal with this matter (not to deal with this assassin).
    Generally, that's correct. It could mean that they were told not to deal with the matter, or that they were not told about it. In either case, they were excluded from the matter. Please note that both the FBI and the CIA are feds, i.e. federal agents.

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