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    Just stick it between your chest and arm

    When your hands are full and you want to get, say, a bowling pin from the table, and you stick it between your chest and forearm, how do you describe it?

    Child: I can't get the bowling pin. My hands are full.

    Parent: Just stick it between your chest and arm.

    Is that how you say it?
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    Re: Just stick it between your chest and arm

    I would just have to wait until my hands aren't full.

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    Re: Just stick it between your chest and arm

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    When your hands are full and you want to get, say, a bowling pin from the table, and you stick it between your chest and forearm, how do you describe it?

    Child: I can't get the bowling pin. My hands are full.

    Parent: Just stick it between your chest and arm.

    Is that how you say it?
    Yes, but the child should say "I can't hold the bowling pin". 'Get' means he can't reach it, which is a different problem than having full hands.

    You could also say 'tuck it' or 'put it' in place of 'stick it'.
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