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    #1

    Jet Skis just went overboard

    Context: Yacht sailing in stormy sea:

    Jordan: What the f*ck is going on out here?
    Captain Ted: The Jet Skis just went overboard!

    What does "Jet Skis just went overboard" mean?

    Source: The Wolf of Wall Street (a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter)

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    #2

    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    I imagine it is meant literally. The jet skis have been swept off the boat.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Jun-2020 at 08:07. Reason: Added missing space
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    #3

    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I imagine it is meant literally.The jet skis have been swept off the boat.
    jet skis damaged the yatch ?

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    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hussey View Post
    Did the jet skis damaged the yacht(no space)?
    We are not told.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Jun-2020 at 08:07. Reason: Fixed typo
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    #5

    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    We are not told.
    So what does "swept off the boat" mean?

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    #6

    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    #7

    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    There are more than 5 meanings, which one fits in the given context?

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    #8

    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    No offence, Mike, but I think you should have spotted that #3 hits the spot.

    A huge wave crashed onto the bridge, sweeping dozens of people off and carrying them out to sea.

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    #9

    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    MikeHussey, did you look up "jet skis" or "went overboard" online before asking here?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Jet Skis just went overboard

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    MikeHussey, did you look up "jet skis" or "went overboard" online before asking here?

    Yes, But I am confused with "go overboard" which meansreact in an immoderate way.

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