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    "context related expressions"

    Dear all,

    A husband gifted his wife a gun on their anniversary. and they talked as follows:

    H: Happy anniversary.
    (SHE OPENS IT REVEALING A SNUB-NOSED .38 SPECIAL)
    W: Some guys bring flowers.
    H: Dozen roses ain't got nothin' on six hollow points.
    W: You know I already got a piece.
    H: Yeah, but yours comes with too many questions attached.
    W: Still, think I could take it back? Get some diamond studs? Real ones?
    H: No refunds, no exchanges. Also, completely untraceable.
    W:Seriously, Eddie.
    H: Look, you asked me what I'd do in your situation. A guy like that. Well.
    Just be careful.
    W:You been under too long. Maybe things start lookin' kinda cloudy, huh?
    H: Couldn't be clearer from where I'm standing. Scum out there wants you dead. I'm just evening the odds.
    W: Look, I told you before, I don't need protecting.
    H: Well, the beauty of a thing like this. You can put it away. Forget about it. Unless the time comes when you need it. Then you decide where you stand.
    W: I already know where I stand.
    H: Just lookin' out, okay? Diamonds, huh?
    (HE MOVES TO PICK UP THE GUN, BUT SHE STOPS HIM FROM TAKING IT)
    W: Wait. Lemme think about it. Okay?

    The wife is a detective. It seems that they are in a place where any one can attack them.

    I can't get the highlighted parts. This is the whole convo and there is no more context about them. IF some context is missing, just give me a hint or a suggestion. like "under"! I don't know if he is working under sombody, but I thought it may have another meaning here.

    Thanks a lot.

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    #2

    Re: "context related expressions"

    It's sheer American, I can`t understand anything!

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    Re: "context related expressions"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Gil
    may be then, the "guy like that" is the scum or something. How can I thank you I really appreciate you reply.

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