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    do his boots

    Dear all,

    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.

    Thanks.

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    Re: do his boots

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    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.

    Thanks.
    I would think that it means "to shine" or "to polish." Do you have any more context? Who is Rio Ferdinand?

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    Re: do his boots

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    I would think that it means "to shine" or "to polish." Do you have any more context? Who is Rio Ferdinand?
    How can Rio Ferd., the famous football player, polish shoes?!!!!!!

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    Re: do his boots

    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.

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    Re: do his boots

    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.]

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    Re: do his boots

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    How can Rio Ferd., the famous football player, polish shoes?!!!!!!
    He wasn't always a famous footballer.

    As an apprentice he was happy to clean the boots of his heroes.

    Rover

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    Re: do his boots

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    This is EXACTLY the part of the video I'm translating!!!!! The SAME.
    He is polishing shoes, then. Interesting!

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: do his boots

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    He is polishing shoes, then. Interesting!
    I don't know what he does or did. But from the tone of the video and the commentary it sounds like an inside joke.

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