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    Carry off

    Hi everyone it's my first thread here.
    I was reading an online newspaper and I noticed this sentence "could carry off the body bit"
    please read the dialogue beetwen a former football player and the journalist.

    Which is why we’re sitting here, at an athletics club opposite Wormwood Scrubs prison, in west London, flicking through pictures of men in their pants. So Gary, how do you think you’d look in a pair of Ronaldo’s tighty whiteys?
    I could carry off the body bit, no problem,” he decides, “but I’m not sure I’ll be going for a pair like that.”
    What kind, then?
    “Honestly, I’m not getting ahead of myself on this. At the moment, I still think there’s only a 50% chance of it happening.”

    what does "could carry off the body bit" mean ?
    It seems simple to get it,but not much for me.
    If I have made mistakes correct me.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Apr-2016 at 17:12. Reason: Removed formatting to standardise font size

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    Re: Carry off

    Welcome to the forum, Stefano.

    Quote Originally Posted by stefano21 View Post
    I was reading an online newspaper and I noticed this sentence "could carry off the body bit".
    Please read the dialogue between a former football player and a journalist.

    Which is why we’re sitting here, at an athletics club opposite Wormwood Scrubs prison, in west London, flicking through pictures of men in their pants. So Gary, how do you think you’d look in a pair of Ronaldo’s tighty whiteys?
    “I could carry off the body bit, no problem,” he decides, “but I’m not sure I’ll be going for a pair like that.”
    What kind, then?
    “Honestly, I’m not getting ahead of myself on this. At the moment, I still think there’s only a 50% chance of it happening.”

    What does "could carry off the body bit" mean ?
    He means that his body would look as good as Ronaldo's; he is as well endowed as Ronaldo in the bulge area of the underpants.

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    Re: Carry off

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Stefano.

    He means that his body would look as good as Ronaldo's; he is as well endowed as Ronaldo in the bulge area of the underpants.
    Thank you for replying me.

    I have a last a question for you, is "body bit" a part of body?

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    Re: Carry off

    I'm not sure he was referring to his genitals. The men are wearing only underpants, so their whole bodies are visible. The models are very fit, and he thinks his body is as worthy of display as theirs because he's also fit.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Carry off

    Quote Originally Posted by stefano21 View Post
    Thank you for replying to me.

    I have a last a question for you. Is "body bit" a part of the body?
    Note my corrections above.

    No, "body bit" does not mean "a part of the body". "Bit" refers to the aspect of the picture he thinks he could copy successfully.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Carry off

    Carry off, in this usage, means "feel confident with". The body bit means "the part of the task that involves displaying my body".
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