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    Can you help me with some expressions?

    Dear teachers.
    I have some expressions that confuse me. Can you help me out? They are:
    send somebody back to minors
    dead-on aim
    say draw
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Can you help me with some expressions?

    Send somebody back to the minors
    Literally this means a baseball player is not good enough to play in the major league (professional baseball), and should go back and play on a smaller, minor league team for a while to bring his skills up to the necessary level. The phrase is used outside of baseball to refer to someone who is in need of more training or preparation.

    dead-on aim
    Exact aim, right on target.

    say "draw"
    Depends upon the context. In the Old West, if two gunslingers were going to have a shootout or a dual, they would face each other and one would say "draw" instead of "1-2-3 go" or "ready, aim, shoot" when it was time to pull their guns out of their holsters and commence firing.


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    Re: Can you help me with some expressions?

    Thanks Ouisch for your explanation. Can you help me with some more expressions?
    shot to the nuts
    watch one's back
    when the hammer comes down
    not much else
    keep your thinking cap on
    brew-ha-ha
    Thank you very much.

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