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    #1

    have a hundred lines

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    He stood up again and said: "Wawsley or Wurss-ley however you call yourself you have a hundred lines!"

    have a hundred lines = copying text is a common penalty for misbehavior in English and American schools

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    #2

    Re: have a hundred lines

    Correct.

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    #3

    Re: have a hundred lines

    Your interpretation is correct. Mind you, copying 100 lines isn't all that common these days.

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