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    shoot first, got it? <on me>

    Hello,

    My question is out of a movie call "The white house down", which tells a hero saves the U.S. president's life from an emergency.A dialogue in this movie makes me confused.

    A man said: " Diamond formation, stay low, stay close, shoot first, got it? on me."

    I just can't understand the wording "on me", Is it a too Spoken English expression and the man in the moive
    omit sth in his saying? Just want to know "what on that man"

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: shoot first, got it? <on me>

    I believe it means "follow my lead".

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    Re: shoot first, got it? <on me>

    Possibly — or 'on my command'.

    sum41111, please take the trouble to write something in full.

    The non-standard abbreviation sth is only acceptable as a space-saver in dictionaries.

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    Re: shoot first, got it? <on me>

    Quote Originally Posted by sum41111 View Post
    Hello,

    My question is out of about a quote from a movie call "The White House Down", which tells the story of a hero who saves the U.S. president's life from in an emergency. A dialogue in this movie makes me confused.

    A man said: "Diamond formation, stay low, stay close, shoot first, got it? On me."

    I just can't understand the wording "on me". Is it a too spoken English expression and the man in the moive movie omitted sth something? in his saying? I just want to know "what on that man" (the underlined part is unfinished and makes no sense).
    Thanks a lot!
    See my corrections above, marked in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: shoot first, got it? <on me>

    stay low, stay close, shoot first......
    Does it mean if you want to shoot the aim accuratily, please follow my instruction?
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    #6

    Re: shoot first, got it? <on me>

    No. They are multiple orders given in quick succession, because of the danger.

    "stay low" = "Do not stand up, because you will get shot".

    "stay close" = "Do not disperse, or we will lose contact with each other and you will make yourself an easy target".

    "shoot first" = "Don't let them shoot you, shoot them first".

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    Re: shoot first, got it? <on me>

    You sometimes hear "shoot first, ask questions later."

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    Re: shoot first, got it? <on me>

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Does it mean if you want to shoot the aim accuratily, please follow my instruction?
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    We do not say "shoot the aim", and accurately is the correct spelling.

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