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    #1

    get off?

    By the window? No offense, dear, but those are a little out of your price range.
    Lily:Where does she get off? She doesn't know how much money I make.


    what does mean get off here?

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    #2

    Re: get off?

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


    It means something like:

    How dare she assume that she knows that I cannot afford that product! What (a) nerve!

    True story:

    Many years ago, I wrote to a company in Asia that sold foreign-language films. (I was studying language X, and in those

    olden days, there were no cable stations with foreign-language films.) I asked about their prices. They replied with something like:

    "We are sending you a catalogue, but we do not think that you can afford to buy any of our films." Of course, I thought to myself:

    Where do they get off thinking that I am too poor to buy their films? (P.S. They were right, however. Their films were too expensive

    for my budget.)

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