Does the verb "do" in the following context mean "to sign on"?
[I USED TO DO HARRY REDKNAPP’S BOOTS AND TONY COTTEE’S AND THEN THEY GAVE ME SLATER’S BOOTS AS WELL SO I WAS DOING THREE PAIRS]
That was said by Rio Ferdinand to a TV host.
I've never heard of him either. Context context context!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
He said after that:
[ROBBIE SLATER, TIGHTEST MAN AROUND! I THINK HE GAVE ME ABOUT A TENNER. EVERYONE ELSE WAS GETTING ABOUT ONE HUNDRED POUNDS AND STUFF, EIGHTY POUNDS, AND I GOT A TENNER OFF HIM. HARRY DIDN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT GIVING ME A POUND NOTE.]
YouTube - Rio Ferdinand on cleaning Robbie Slater's boots at West Ham
It sounds like an in-joke.