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    'a dea's a deal'...'she's blown it!'?

    Hi all,
    Hope someone will help me get these items exactly. I just need to know what exactly they mean, and check if I can use it in other similar contexts. I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks!

    Someone is waiting for a guest who's almost late for 4 minutes. In answer to his wife mentioning it's only 4 minutes past he says, 'precisely! A deal's a deal! She's blown it!'.

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    Re: 'a dea's a deal'...'she's blown it!'?

    It means that a guest promised to arrive by a certain time (the promise is a deal or an agreement) and "she's blown it" means that she did not fulfill her part of the agreement.

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    Re: 'a dea's a deal'...'she's blown it!'?

    I think "She blew it" is a bit stronger than just "She hasn't fulfilled her end of the bargain". It's a real "That's it! She had her chance! There are no second chances. That was her one opportunity and she didn't take it. There will be no more opportunities for her" etc.

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    Re: 'a dea's a deal'...'she's blown it!'?

    Someone is waiting for a guest who's almost late for by almost 4 minutes.

    ... who is almost 4 minutes late.

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    I feel so sorry about the mistakes. And many sincere thanks for spending your precious time correcting them, dear 5jj!

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    Re: 'a dea's a deal'...'she's blown it!'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,
    I hope someone will help me get these items the exact meaning of these phrases exactly. I just need to know what exactly they mean, and check if I can use it them in other similar contexts. I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks!

    Someone is waiting for a guest who's almost late for 4 minutes late. In answer to his wife mentioning saying "It's only 4 minutes past", he says 'Precisely! A deal's a deal! She's blown it!'.
    I've made a few more amendments to your post above.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Apr-2012 at 23:25.

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