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    You got it = I got it?

    (House of Cards, American TV drama)

    Frank instructed Stamper via phone, who is his underling, "Do not let Spinella out of your sight, and lock the goddamn doors if you have to".

    Stamper responded, "You got it".



    Why did Stamper say "You got it", insead of "I got it".


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    Re: You got it = I got it?

    Because Stamper means "I will do as you say." Frank has got what he wanted - he has got it.

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    Re: You got it = I got it?

    Would it be wrong if Stamper had responded, "I got it".

    Doesn't "I got it" mean "I've understood, and will follow your instruction" ?


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    Re: You got it = I got it?

    That would work also.

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    Re: You got it = I got it?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Doesn't "I got it" mean "I've understood, and will follow your instruction" ?
    "I got it" means "I've understood", and would normally include "I'll do as you say" when said by a subordinate to his boss. But I don't think you can assume that "I got it" communicates that as effectively to the boss as "You got it".
    Stamper could have responded in a lot of ways. "Your wish is my command" is possible, but wouldn't fit the genre.

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