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    #1

    to miss by a couple

    What does "to miss by a couple" mean in the following sentence:

    "I know they missed the the ten-year by a couple, but, you know, seems like people are actually going."

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    #2

    Re: to miss by a couple

    The sentence makes no sense to me. Perhaps context would help.

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    #3

    Re: to miss by a couple

    I assume "by a couple" means "a couple of years", but context is needed.

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    #4

    Re: to miss by a couple

    All dialogue:

    00:03:46,476 --> 00:03:47,568
    Jim Levenstein.

    00:03:47,644 --> 00:03:49,988
    They still haven't gotten you an assistant yet, huh?

    00:03:50,147 --> 00:03:52,775
    Kev, I'm sorry, I've been meaning to call you back.

    00:03:52,941 --> 00:03:54,614
    I've just been... <i>Busy?</i>

    00:03:54,776 --> 00:03:55,993
    I get it.

    00:03:56,153 --> 00:03:57,655
    Look, I'll make this quick, okay?

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    The reunion, you in?

    00:04:00,991 --> 00:04:02,789
    Hold on, is that really happening?

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    Yeah, man, check your Facebook.

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    <i>Look, I know they missed the ten-year by a couple,</i>

    00:04:06,329 --> 00:04:08,832
    <i>but, you know, seems like people are actually going.</i>
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    #5

    Re: to miss by a couple

    I would say that they missed holding a reunion on the ten-year anniversary (of whatever it is) but they are now organising a reunion sometime around the twelve-year anniversary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: to miss by a couple

    What does "to miss holding a reunion" mean?

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    #7

    Re: to miss by a couple

    They failed to hold a reunion.
    They missed the opportunity to hold a reunion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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