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    Question notch?

    Hello,

    I have a question.

    This is a discription about a bad guy in a novel. He is a detective,
    but is really corrupted.

    "He comes in real unassuming, but he kicks it up 10 notches every time."

    Does "notch" here mean "point"?
    Does this sentence mean he appears humbly, but does things to beat
    someone effectively every time"?

    Thank you,
    Tara


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    Re: notch?

    Quote Originally Posted by tara View Post
    Hello,

    I have a question.

    This is a description of a bad guy in a novel. He is a detective,
    but is really corrupted.

    "He comes in real unassuming, but he kicks it up 10 notches every time."

    Does "notch" here mean "point"?
    Does this sentence mean he appears humbly, but does things to beat
    someone effectively every time"?

    Thank you,
    Tara
    On first coming in, he is not pushy but laid-back, but then he becomes more aggressive.

    A "notch" in this context = a point or degree in a scale.

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    Re: notch?

    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your kind explanation about the sentence
    and "notch" itself.

    And thank you for correcting my misspelling and grammar.
    I really appreciate it.


    Tara

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