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    Question [Listening] the recognition of some utterances

    Hi,

    I would like to ask for help about the recognition of what was said on the show by WWE superstars. Please click the link for the Youtube video. I watched this clip many times, but I still couldn't recognize the following utterances:

    (1) from 4:55 to 4:59. Is that "Let's not get started on your daddy issue; I mean, all of the cans of worms"?
    (2) from 7:07 to 7:08. My transcription: I'm gonna give you a buy 'cause of everything you've been through for the past couple of weeks....

    I am not sure if the utterances marked in blue are correct or not. Please help me correct them.

    Thank you in advance for your kind help!

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    Re: [Listening] the recognition of some utterances

    1) "I mean, that's a whole other can of worms."
    2) "I'm gonna give you a by" ….

    These are both idioms which you might want to Google. Feel free to ask us for help if you can't make sense of them.

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    Re: [Listening] the recognition of some utterances

    The word is "bye" and it comes from the world of sports and games. In an elimination tournament (Wimbledon for instance) in some rounds there may be an odd number of competitors. In that case one player will have no opponent and will get a free pass to the next round. That is called getting a bye.
    Last edited by probus; 09-Mar-2021 at 14:07. Reason: Typo

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    Re: [Listening] the recognition of some utterances

    Thank you, GoesStation, for your prompt reply and revisions! I'm starting to love this forum!

    I had no problem in understanding the meaning of these idioms, but I was wondering if there is a saying "give someone a by", 'cause I consulted both urban dictionary and free dictionary for this idiom and found nothing. I also googled it with quotation mark, but the results were all irrelevant.

    Thank You!

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    Re: [Listening] the recognition of some utterances

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_Lee6032 View Post
    Thank you, GoesStation, for your prompt reply and revisions! I'm starting to love this forum!

    I had no problem in understanding the meaning of these idioms, but I was wondering if there is a saying "give someone a by", 'cause I consulted both urban dictionary and free dictionary for this idiom and found nothing. I also googled it with quotation mark, but the results were all irrelevant.

    Thank You!
    That's because it's "bye" not "by".

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    Re: [Listening] the recognition of some utterances

    Thank you, Probus! This idiom is cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The word is "bye" and it comes from the world of sports and games. In an elimination tournament (Wimbledon for instance) in some rounds there may be an odd number of competitors. In that case one player will have no opponent and will get a free pass to the next round. That is called getting a bye.

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    Re: [Listening] the recognition of some utterances

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_Lee6032 View Post
    I was wondering if there is a saying "give someone a by",
    It's not technically a saying or an idiom, but you can call it a (semi-fixed) expression, yes.

    Note the correct spelling that probus has pointed out.

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    Re: [Listening] the recognition of some utterances

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    It's not technically a saying or an idiom, but you can call it a (semi-fixed) expression, yes.

    Note the correct spelling that probus has pointed out.
    Thank you so much for your helpful reminder!

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