Results 1 to 8 of 8
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Nov 2010
    • Posts: 73
    #1

    out of an aid

    The complete sentence is:

    The story has horror, suspense, the dangerous sudden death dropping mysteriously out of an aid on unsuspecting victims.

    What does the expression 'out of an aid' mean? Is maybe similar to 'nobody can help you'? Is it common?

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,624
    #2

    Re: out of an aid

    It doesn't mean anything. Where did you find that sentence?

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #3

    Re: out of an aid

    I suspect it should be "out of the air".

  3. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,624
    #4

    Re: out of an aid

    Even if it were "air", it would be a very poor sentence.

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #5

    Re: out of an aid

    Google elicits only one other hit for the phrase and it gives neither "aid" not "air" (although I think it should be "air" too). I won't give it now - I will wait for the OP to state the source of the quotation and confirm that it has been copied correctly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Nov 2010
    • Posts: 73
    #6

    Re: out of an aid

    I think he doesn't say 'air'. The source of the sentence, emsr2d2, is this:
    http://picosong.com/JCRi

  5. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #7

    Re: out of an aid

    I hear, "dropping mysteriously out of the night upon unsuspecting victims."

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Nov 2010
    • Posts: 73
    #8

    Re: out of an aid

    You are right, Raymott. Sorry for the misshearing.

Similar Threads

  1. deaf aid/hearing aid/ear
    By milan2003_07 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2011, 23:05
  2. aid
    By manou.glamour in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Jun-2010, 12:08
  3. asking for aid
    By manou.glamour in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Jun-2010, 17:20
  4. first aid
    By light in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Nov-2007, 21:31
  5. aid in
    By o_cat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Apr-2004, 16:04

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •