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    meaning of "he go for peanuts"

    Dear teacher, I'd like to submit you a question about an expression I can't understand
    the phrase is:
    "he goes for the peanuts"
    Is it a figure of speech or an idiom?
    Thanks in advance.
    trikkinder

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    Re: meaning of "he go for peanuts"

    Welcome, trikkinder.

    What's the context?

    Go for means, to aim or try for, especially making a vigorous effort. Read more here.


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    Re: meaning of "he go for peanuts"

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post

    What's the context?

    Go for means, to aim or try for, especially making a vigorous effort. Read more here.
    The context is an interview with an actor talking about a film of himself. The phrases appear a little disconnected for me. It's a very colloquial speaking. The whole phrase is:

    "The first hour of the film is just hysterical, and then you get to the end and you realize there is really something about this film that people wish that's how everyone lived, you know? That we all abided by each other. But the director does it in a way that makes you laught. The stranger [a character] - doesn't he go for the peanuts or something?"

    I hope now it's clearer. Sorry for the late, and thank you for the attention you're paying to me.
    trikkinder

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