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    what's the meaning of "I got all I can handle"?

    Hi. I've been studying "Too soon a woman" by Dorothy M.Johnson, there was a sentence that I couldn't catch the meaning. "We're prid'near out of grub ," my father told her. "We're clean out of money. I got all I can handle without taking anybody else." He turned away as if he hated the sight of her. "You'll have to walk," he said.
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    Re: what's the meaning of "I got all I can handle"?

    Quote Originally Posted by asf_sa411 View Post
    Hi. I've been studying "Too soon a woman" by Dorothy M.Johnson, there was a sentence that I couldn't catch the meaning. "We're prid'near out of grub ," my father told her. "We're clean out of money. I got all I can handle without taking anybody else." He turned away as if he hated the sight of her. "You'll have to walk," he said.
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    In this context it would seem that the father has too many problems ("got all I can handle") to take on any additional responsibilities.

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    Re: what's the meaning of "I got all I can handle"?

    Quote Originally Posted by asf_sa411 View Post
    Hi. I've been studying "Too soon a woman" by Dorothy M.Johnson, there was a sentence that I couldn't catch the meaning. "We're prid'near out of grub ," my father told her. "We're clean out of money. I got all I can handle without taking anybody else." He turned away as if he hated the sight of her. "You'll have to walk," he said.
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    I'm impressed that "I got all I can handle" was the only part of that section that you had problems with. I doubt many native speakers would have actually known what "We're prid'near out of grub" means without simply guessing at the usage of "prid'near".

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