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    #1

    works out of a hotel room near LAX

    "I like your suit."

    "Oh, thanks.
    The wife said she was tired of me looking like a used car salesman.
    Sent me one of those guys from Hong Kong,
    flies into the states for a few days,
    works out of a hotel room near LAX.
    Yep. I got the pinstripe. "


    in this context, what does 'works out of' mean?
    I think 'one of those guys' means that suit
    and the subject of the verb 'fly' and 'work' is 'suit'.
    Then, suit works out of a hotel room?

    His wife sent the suit to him by air mail, right?
    Then why didn't his wife send that to his home?
    All of sudden, why does hotel room near airport come out?

    Help me please. I don't understand

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    Re: works out of a hotel room near LAX

    "I like your suit."
    "Oh, thanks. The wife said she was tired of me looking like a used car salesman.
    She sent me [to?] one of those guys from Hong Kong, who flies into the states for a few days,
    and works out of a hotel room near LAX. Yep. I got the pinstripe."

    It's more understandable with all the words in it.
    He bought his suit from a Hong Kong man who flies into the US and sells his suits from a hotel room near LAX.
    It's the suitmaker who flies and sells and works. Suits don't fly (except Superman's). Though, no doubt, he makes the suits in Hong Kong, where it's cheaper, and the flies with the suits to LA, and sells them there for a large price increase that obviously covers his airfares, etc.
    I do believe that 'to' is missing, and that the wife sent him to the suitmaker, not sent him the suit.

    Is that clearer?

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    Re: works out of a hotel room near LAX

    Thanks so much.

    but I have one more question.

    Is it possible to omit that 'to' when speaking?

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    Re: works out of a hotel room near LAX

    No. "She sent me one of the guys" does NOT mean "She sent me to one of the guys." It's one or the other.
    It's possible that wife phoned the guy in the hotel room that he was working out of (working from), and got him to visit her husband. But I took it that she sent her husband to him. But if there is really no "to" there, then I guess we have to accept that she sent the Hong Kong man to the husband.

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