Student or Learner
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?
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
It means something like:
How dare she assume that she knows that I cannot afford that product! What (a) nerve!
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.)