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    Cool There were fines around the block

    Please, what's the meaning of "fines" at the following sentence referring to the release of a Japanese movie in New York which was a great success:

    "When it first played in New York, there were fines around the block"

    Does it mean that there were tickets resold at high price along the rows?

    Thank You

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    Re: There were fines around the block

    Are you sure it didn't say "lines around the block"? That would make more sense.

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    Cool Re: There were fines around the block

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Are you sure it didn't say "lines around the block"? That would make more sense.
    Just realizing you are right. It must be a typographic mistake on the page I've read it. Sorry, just haunted by English idioms, slang and the like.


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