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    Your orchestra is lapping you

    A father is giving a hard time to his son playing the piano, nagging him. Does "A lap B" mean "A is ahead of B"? The translation goes "your orchestra is listening to you", which seems wrong.

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    00:16:23 You're not getting it,brandon.
    00:16:25 You're off the beat.
    00:16:26 Your orchestra is lapping you.
    00:16:28 Don't look down.
    00:16:30 The answer isn't in your hands,
    00:16:31 it's here.

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    Re: Your orchestra is lapping you

    00:16:25 You're off the beat.
    00:16:26 Your orchestra is lapping you.


    This is how I see it:
    To lap somebody in athletics is to become a full lap of the course in front and therefore pass them again. In your example, the suggestion is that the pianist is so far out of synch with the orchestra that he has fallen well behind the beat, and that the orchestra is, in a sense, now catching him up again from the rear.

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    Re: Your orchestra is lapping you

    Being "lapped" can happen in any sport where a closed-loop track is involved. Being "lapped" is considered embarrassing for the one who is lapped.

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