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I just want to know what the meaning is for these three sentences. I came across them in a blog. One is " to stick a fork in it", the other one is " call it done", still another one is " there comes a point that", thank you! I am looking forward to your replies.
"call it done" : if someone asks a favour of me, that requires some action in the future (as opposed to right then and there), then I might indicate my ready willingness to help out by telling them they can consider it already done, that's how willing I am and certain to do what they are asking - 'call it done'.
" there comes a point that" : I can be patient/tolerant for just so long, but there comes a point when enough is enough and I won't tolerate it anymore.
It is that moment, that dividing line when something has reached unacceptable proportions and one needs to intervene to do something about it, stop it.
" to stick a fork in it" : this one really needs a context. The only thing that occurs to me when it's like, stick a fork in it and see if it squeals. It would mean, take some action designed to test and identify a situation for what it really is. In a more specific way, at a barbecue, someone might ask, are the sausages cooked? Someone else might reply, stick a fork in it and see if it squeals. That is, is it cooked or still 'alive'. It's a humourous response.
Last edited by David L.; 08-Dec-2007 at 08:09.