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    Hello, I couldn't understand te meaning of second sentence. Here is two men talking about going to a gym. And the second guy does not willing so much going there. But what is he meaning actually?

    “You get yourself together and bring your carcass down here tomorrow after breakfast. How does that grab you?”

    “If I’m not snagged on the end of somebody’s needle.”

    Thanks.

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    Re: what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    Hello, I couldn't understand te meaning of second sentence. Here is two men talking about going to a gym. And the second guy does not willing so much going there. But what is he meaning actually?

    “You get yourself together and bring your carcass down here tomorrow after breakfast. How does that grab you?”

    “If I’m not snagged on the end of somebody’s needle.”

    Thanks.
    Without more context it makes no sense at all to me.

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    Re: what does it mean?

    It's a little bit difficult text and the sentences are independent. As I said here two men talking. One is patient and the other is his doctor. Doctor wants him to go gym and do exercise more. This conversation is about going to gym I guess. Because after they enter the gym, doctor starts to talk and says:


    “You get yourself together and bring your carcass down here tomorrow after breakfast. How does that grab you?”

    Then patient says:


    “If I’m not snagged on the end of somebody’s needle.”

    I couldn''t understand both of sentences. What they are talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    It's a little bit difficult text and the sentences are independent. As I said here two men talking. One is patient and the other is his doctor. Doctor wants him to go gym and do exercise more. This conversation is about going to gym I guess. Because after they enter the gym, doctor starts to talk and says:


    “You get yourself together and bring your carcass down here tomorrow after breakfast. How does that grab you?”

    Then patient says:


    “If I’m not snagged on the end of somebody’s needle.”




    I couldn''t understand both of sentences. What they are talking about?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I think the first sentence is "easy":

    (a) Get yourself together. = Get prepared (get up early, eat, dress, etc.).

    (b) Get your carcass down here. = Bring your body to the gym.

    (c) How does that grab you? = Do you think that you can do what I have just

    suggested?


    (2) I have never heard the second sentence. Without more dialogue between

    the two men, it is impossible to know what it means. Nevertheless, I discussed this
    with my brother. He had an idea. IF it is correct, he deserves 100% credit. I never
    thought of it. First, you need to know two important words:



    (a) to snag = to catch or get caught. For example, I snagged my sweater on

    a rose bush. I have to take it to a tailor to sew it up.

    (b) a needle = a needle to sew; a needle that a doctor uses to put medicine into

    your body.

    Well, my brother thinks that the patient's words mean something like:

    OK, doctor. I shall be at the gym tomorrow if I am not caught on the end of

    one of your needles trying to put medicine into my body!

    ***

    If someone comes up with a better explanation, I promise to delete this part of my post.

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    I really appreciate and thank both of you and your brother! I would never think like this and in my opinion this is a nice explanation of that sentence. Because he's so bored of being needled and giving samples to the doctors. So it seems to me correct. Thank you very much for your detailed explanation and also your brother for giving the idea :D

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    Re: what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    I really appreciate and thank both of you and your brother! I would never think like this and in my opinion this is a nice explanation of that sentence. Because he's so bored of being needled and giving samples to the doctors. So it seems to me correct. Thank you very much for your detailed explanation and also your brother for giving the idea :D

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I shall pass along your kind words to my brother. Thank you very much

    for your gracious note.

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