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    off of clouds

    Dear all,

    Does the expression "off of clouds" mean "you are dreaming" or " This won't happen"?

    A: We will have burgers at our wedding.
    B: off of clouds

    ***Note that they will REALLY have burgers becuase it was a challenge, and the groom has won it!

    Thanks.

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    Re: off of clouds

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    Does the expression "off of clouds" mean "you are dreaming" or " This won't happen"?

    A: We will have burgers at our wedding.
    B: off of clouds

    ***Note that they will REALLY have burgers becuase it was a challenge, and the groom has won it!

    Thanks.
    I've never heard that expression.

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    Re: off of clouds

    Hi, I'm not a teacher neither a native English speaker.

    Is it possible that the sentence was intended as a pun based on
    "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", a film where food falls from the sky like rain?


    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    Does the expression "off of clouds" mean "you are dreaming" or " This won't happen"?

    A: We will have burgers at our wedding.
    B: off of clouds

    ***Note that they will REALLY have burgers becuase it was a challenge, and the groom has won it!

    Thanks.

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    Re: off of clouds

    I'm not a teacher.


    Hi maiabulela,

    IMO you are very close to the truth.

    Bouncing off of Clouds we were
    Is there a love Lost and Found

    Bouncing off the clouds - Tim Amos

    get off of my cloud - leave me alone (in piece)

    Get off of my cloud - The Rolling Stones

    get off of the clouds = come down on the Earth; stop dreaming (my interpretation)

    Regards,

    V.

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    #5

    Re: off of clouds

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I've never heard that expression.
    Nor have I. except in the Rolling Stones song, which I remember finding impossibly obscure when I first heard it - it seems to mean roughly the same as the Br Eng 'Come off it' or 'Pull the other one' (or, in the parlance of my father-in-law, 'I should cocoa'.) The notion of Mick Jagger singing 'Hey, you, I should cocoa' doesn't seem very likely.

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