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    "everything but a tractor"

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "You have to plan for everything but a tractor" in this context:

    "YOU HAVE TO PLAN FOR EVERYTHING BUT A TRACTOR. THAT IS MY PEP UP SPEECH FOR YOU. PLAN FOR EVERYTHING BUT A TRACTOR BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT ONE THING YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PLAN FOR IS THE ONE THING THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND THEN WHAT? RIGHT?"

    It was said by a coach to a wrestler who is about to play in his first match.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "everything but a tractor"

    In BrE, the term is "pep talk", not "pep speech" or "pep up speech".

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    Re: "everything but a tractor"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, the term is "pep talk", not "pep speech" or "pep up speech".
    It's the same in AmE.

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    Re: "everything but a tractor"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    The coach is saying that the wrestler should plan for everything. The one thing that he will not have to plan for is a tractor. The wrestler will probably never need a tractor and, because of this lack of need, he doesn't have to plan on how to get one - he should plan on almost everything else happening.
    I couldn't get the meaning!

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