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    scrub up for the day

    Hello everyone,

    Two women talking.

    - He is certainly not your average groom-to-be, not your usual guy.
    - In what way?
    - Most guys don't give a shit about details. Usually they just nod and smile and scrub up for the day. Very
    few of them make a doll's house.
    - Oh, it's a diorama.
    - Yeah, that's the word.
    - And he is so metro.
    - Metro?
    - Metrose... politan. Metropolitan.

    Does "scrub up for the day" mean spruce up all day long/for the whole day?

    Thank you.

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    Re: scrub up for the day

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    I've not seen the film this dialogue comes from but, to me, the phrase "scrub up for the day" means to wash and tidy yourself up at the end of a day's work. So the speaker is saying that men don't usually bother making any extra effort at work, they just do the job with minimal interaction, tidy themselves up and go home.

    PS: Oops! See SoothingDave's post below.
    Last edited by JMurray; 20-Oct-2014 at 13:41.

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    Re: scrub up for the day

    Where does this dialogue come from?

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    Re: scrub up for the day

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    The dialogue is from "The Stag", also known as "The Bachelor Weekend" (2013).

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2573858/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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    #5

    Re: scrub up for the day

    It's talking about a groom making himself look presentable for his wedding.

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    #6

    Re: scrub up for the day

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Most guys don't give a s--- about details.

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


    Just a gentle reminder that some Americans still feel uncomfortable with saying or writing the S-word.

    I know that you were just copying some dialogue that contained it.

    I was concerned that some beginning learners might think that the S-word was appropriate to use in everyday conversation. It is not.

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