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    So prepare for the lawyers to start going ape on this one.

    Hello all users!

    Does "So prepare for the lawyers to start going ape on this one" mean "So prepare that the lawyers will/might start becoming angry about this case"?

    Thank you.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...n_monkey.shtml

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    Re: So prepare for the lawyers to start going ape on this one.

    Yes.

    The longer version is "to go ape sh*t" (expletive disguised). I think it comes from the fact that when apes and other primates are very angry, they pick up their own faeces and throw them at whoever/whatever they are angry at.

    In this particular context, you could probably also assume that the lawyers are going to start behaving very aggressively in order to fight their side of the case - not necessarily physically aggressively.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: So prepare for the lawyers to start going ape on this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    when apes and other primates are very angry, they pick up their own faeces and throw them at whoever/whatever they are angry at.
    Mr. Ape: Would you like some? (He throws the stuff at tz)
    tzfujimino: No, thank you. (He runs away from it with lightning speed.)

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