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    • Join Date: Mar 2005
    • Posts: 48
    #1

    Please Help

    Hi,

    Can someone explain the meaning of this statement especially the phrasal verb "put out" in this sense?

    I am afraid I would have been more put out about this experience.

    Thanks,

    Peter


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: Please Help

    In this context either: "I would have been mildly exasperated or annoyed" or "I would have been inconvenienced".

    It needs more context to be totally sure what the phrase means. There are other possible meanings.


    • Join Date: Mar 2005
    • Posts: 48
    #3

    Re: Please Help

    Hi Anglika,

    Thanks for your quick response. Here is a full paragraph in which this statement was used. Perhaps this will help you to make out exact meaning.

    "When [COMPANY] mishandles an order, it does a bang-up job of it! Under the awful circumstances involved in your order No. [NUMBER]. I think your letter was a classic indication of patience and understanding. I am afraid I would have been more put out about this experience."


    Peter


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #4

    Re: Please Help

    Yes! - I would have been more exasperated - you can gather that from the previous reference to the other person having shown patience in their letter.


    • Join Date: Mar 2005
    • Posts: 48
    #5

    Re: Please Help

    Anglika,

    Thank you so much for your explanation.

    Peter

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