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    I am good from behind.

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    What does "I am good from behind" mean? I couldn't find its meaning so could you please explain its meaning to me? Daria Gavrilova said it. Watch the video please.

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    Re: I am good from behind.

    From the context, I believe that she means that she is good at coming back from being behind in a match. Bear in mind that her native language is not English. What she said is not grammatical but it's understandable in context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am good from behind.

    It's actually grammatical, but it certainly wasn't what she intended to say. Unfortunately for her, what she said has a completely different meaning, much to the crowd's delight. She immediately realizes what she said and the reporter even tries to brush it aside, but the crowd is laughing.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: I am good from behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    It's actually grammatical, but it certainly wasn't what she intended to say. Unfortunately for her, what she said has a completely different meaning, much to the crowd's delight. She immediately realizes what she said and the reporter even tries to brush it aside, but the crowd is laughing.
    What did crowd understand by that? Is it the same that I understood, that mistakenly she spoke about her one of her body parts. Did I get it right?

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    #5

    Re: I am good from behind.

    Yes, or the view of her entire figure from behind.

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    Re: I am good from behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    What did crowd understand by that? Is it the same that I understood, that mistakenly she spoke about her one of her body parts. Did I get it right?
    No. Read through some most of the video comments to get an idea of what she accidentally suggested.
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    #7

    Re: I am good from behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    No. Read through some most of the video comments to get an idea of what she accidentally suggested.

    I know what my interpretation was, but stating it would get me banned from most forums that I subscribe to.
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    Re: I am good from behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCW View Post
    I know what my interpretation was, but stating it would get me banned from most forums that I subscribe to.
    Ditto.
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    #9

    Re: I am good from behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCW View Post
    I know what my interpretation was, but stating it would get me banned from most forums that I subscribe to.
    Oooh- you're coming over all William Wycherley.

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    Re: I am good from behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Oooh- you're coming over all William Wycherley.
    Nah, it's just the way I'm sitting!
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