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    stripping her gears.

    I would like to know the meaning of (1) and (2).
    1. stripping her gears.
    2. Her trial starts next month.

    A teacher was helping one of her young students put his boots on.
    He asked for help and she could see why. With her pulling and him pushing, they finally succeeded and she had by now worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said, "They're on the wrong feet."
    She looked and, sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off, and then she had to wrestle the stubborn boots on again.
    Just as she finished lacing them he announced, "These aren't my boots." She bit her tongue to keep from screaming, "Why didn't you say so?"
    Once again she struggled to pull off the ill-fitting boots. He then calmly added, "They're my brother's boots. My mom made me wear them." She began to realize how close she was to stripping her gears as she struggled with the boots yet again.
    When they were finally laced, she said, "Now, where are your mittens?"
    "I stuffed them in the toes of my boots," he said.
    Her trial starts next month.

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    Re: stripping her gears.

    'lose it'/'fly off the handle'/'tear her hair out'/'scream'...lose control in a very bad way

    'Her trial starts next month' is an implicit way of saying she did lose control and was arrested.


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