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    #1

    I will break your other arm

    Hi,

    Does "break one's other arm" have any idiomatic meaning? The context in which I found this particular expression did not imply that one of the arms had already been broken, so I don't think it's literally the other arm.

    I do have a guess, but I am not sure about it enough to let it out.

    If you need the exact context, you can find it at the following link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjNyn0Ad1P0

    The expression appears at 1:26 and on.


    Thank you.

    - HKB

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    Re: I will break your other arm

    I can't be sure but I suspect that his other arm is an upper version of his nether third leg.

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    Re: I will break your other arm

    Thank you probus. I suspected as much, but as I am not a native speaker of English, I can't help but second guess myself most of the time.

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