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    Christmas) meat

    Peter brings some photos of Spider-Man into an editorial office, the owner buys them, but refuses to hire him as an employee, accepting him only as a freelancer:
    -- Bring me some more shots of that newspaper selling clown, maybe I'll take 'em off your hands. But I never said you have a job. Meat. I'll send you a nice box of Christmas meat. Best I can do. Get outta here. Bring me more photos.
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    Explain please if I should understand "meat" literally here, as a dish. Thank you.
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    Re: Christmas) meat

    I would read it literally. The owner doesn't think enough of the photos to consider giving him either a job or money. The most he will offer him is a box of meat for Christmas. Somehow, I doubt he'll actually deliver on that offer. He's just making the point that that's all he thinks the photos are worth.
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    Re: Christmas) meat

    I agree, he's speaking of something such as ham or turkey, or possibly duck. Those are some traditional meats for the Christmas season.
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    Re: Christmas) meat

    I'd put a hyphen between 'newspaper' and 'selling'.

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    Re: Christmas) meat

    "Box" makes me think of those arrangements with sausages and cheeses that are often given as gifts. You wouldn't really have a turkey or ham in a box.

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