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    The boss is on a roll

    Hello, could you please explain what this phrase means?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Poor Unfortunate Souls, The Little Mermaid

    If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet
    You've got the pay the toll
    Take a gulp and take a breath
    And go ahead and sign the scroll
    Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her, boys
    The boss is on a roll
    This poor unfortunate soul

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    Re: The boss is on a roll


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    Re: The boss is on a roll

    Okay, thanks, but I still don't get it, who's the boss? Is it Ariel? Please explain.
    Last edited by sakura11; 20-Jun-2019 at 10:20.

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    Re: The boss is on a roll

    Quote Originally Posted by sakura11 View Post
    Okay, thanks, but I still don't get it, who's the boss? Is it Ariel? Please explain.
    No, the boss is the witch character, Ursula. Flotsam and Jetsam are her minions (the 'boys').

    Have you seen the film? Did you not understand the story?

    Here's a link to the song. Watch the whole scene again as you listen and see if you can understand what Ursula is trying to do.

    (Relevant lyric at 4:05)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi58pN8W3hY

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