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    Question Ten-four, copy that, I'm on my way for the drop-off.?

    This is an expression I came across in an episode of a TV series when Miranda is calling a sectary in false identity.Two of the words in this sentence are particulaly tricky for me.One is 10-4 and the other is drop-off.Any help in enlightening me on the understanding of these two expressions will be much appreciated.

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    Re: Ten-four, copy that, I'm on my way for the drop-off.?

    Radio/police jargon:

    10.4 - OK [which originally, now I think of it, entered the language as a piece of radio-operators' jargon]
    copy that - message received

    The drop-off is a term often used in crime dramas: the time and place (or the event as a whole) when something (e.g. ransom money) is dropped off.

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    PS What happens next is the 'pick-up'.
    Last edited by BobK; 15-Dec-2010 at 17:02.

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    Thumbs up Re: Ten-four, copy that, I'm on my way for the drop-off.?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Radio/police jargon:

    10.4 - OK [which originally, now I think of it, entered the language as a piece of radio-operators' jargon]
    copy that - message received

    The drop-off is a term often used in crime dramas: the time and place (or the event as a whole) when something (e.g. ransom money) is dropped off.

    b

    PS What happens next is the 'pick-up'.
    Thank you very very much,Dear Bobk,if I may.You answered many many of my questions.My gratitude is beyond words really.Thank you again.Best wishes to you!

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