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    To be full bottle on

    Good day guys,

    Someone wrote to me using this expression.

    I have asked the local, they don't seem to know the expression.
    If anyone could tell me more about the expression, used only by the older generation ?

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    He's been working in the field for donkey's years. You, who are still wet behind the ears. If you want to know the ins and outs of the job, you will have to go after him. He is full bottle on it. He will show you the ropes if you are lucky.

    Thank you

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    This septuagenarian has never encountered the expression.

    Where did you find your text?

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    This septuagenarian has never encountered the expression.

    Where did you find your text?
    I have looked it up online. It's Australian/Kiwi.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Here is what Collins Dictionary says about it:

    https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di...sh/full-bottle

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by canadalynx View Post
    Good day Hello. guys, We are not all male.

    Someone wrote to me using and used this the expression below. I have asked the locals no comma here but they don't seem to know the expression. If Can anyone could tell me more about the expression? Is it used only by the older generation ?

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    He's been working in the field for donkey's years. You, who are still wet behind the ears. If you want to know the ins and outs of the job, you will have to go after him. He is full bottle on it. He will show you the ropes if you are lucky.

    Thank you.
    Note my corrections and comments above. The underlined part is not a complete sentence.

    Your sentence starting "If anyone could tell me more" needed to continue with something like "... about this expression, I would be very grateful".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note my corrections and comments above. The underlined part is not a complete sentence.

    Your sentence starting "If anyone could tell me more" needed to continue with something like "... about this expression, I would be very grateful".
    Okay.

    Hello!
    Someone wrote to me and used the expression below. I have asked the locals but they don't seem to know the expression. Can anyone tell me more about the expression? Is it used only by the older generation?

    Modified text:
    "He's been working in the field for ages and you are still wet behind the ears. Go and ask him to show you the ropes. He is full bottle on it."

    Thank you.

    p/s: I have the impression that the expression has faded in obscurity.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    There's also full throttle.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by canadalynx View Post
    p/s: PS I have the impression that the expression has faded into obscurity.
    See above. You can write "PS" or "P.S.", then a space and then the next word.

    PS I have the impression ...
    P.S. I have the impression ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. You can write "PS" or "P.S.", then a space and then the next word.

    PS I have the impression ...
    P.S. I have the impression ...
    I will go with PS from now on.
    I don't like that Cambridge doesn't treat NB and PS the same. nb is okay but not ps.
    I can't see any 'Thank' button.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by canadalynx View Post
    I will go with "PS" from now on. I don't like that Cambridge doesn't treat "NB" and "PS" the same. "nb" is okay but not "ps".

    By the way, I can't see any 'Thank' button.
    "NB" or "N.B." should be capitalised. Take some time to read the information HERE. It has useful information and I certainly learnt a few things.

    Now that you've made ten public posts, you should be able to see the "Thank" button. If you can't, you need to put a post in the Support Area. Remember to add what device, operating system and browser you're using.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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