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    #1

    inside stuff

    Hi,

    In Ace in the Hole, (1951 - directed by Billy Wilder for Paramount Pictures),
    when Charles Tatum - a reporter played by Kirk Douglas - says to his colleagues and rivals with tongue planted firmly in cheek :

    Now, what's your beef, fans? You're smart cookies. Big-city newspapermen. There's a lot of good stories lying around here, all yours. The weather, the crowds, the Indians. Inside stuff, how they weave a rug.

    Here, "inside stuff", means :
    1. local products (from local handicrafts)
    2. inside news (like spoken in an ironic manner, "sensitive information... how they weave a rug". The punchline.

    Big thanks for your help.

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    Re: inside stuff

    For me, "inside stuff" means "insider information", that which is not known to the general public.

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    #3

    Re: inside stuff

    Originally posted by MikeNewYork

    For me, "inside stuff" means "insider information", that which is not known to the general public.
    Absolutely. No question about it.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Apr-2015 at 17:30. Reason: Added quote box and attribution

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    #4

    Re: inside stuff

    Yes. Information not known to outsiders.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: inside stuff

    Thank you guys. It was a hard one. You helped greatly.

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