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    • Join Date: Apr 2008
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    I can't understand this sentense

    Hi teachers,

    YouTube - Leatherheads Trailer (Official)

    around 1:19-1:24, he says " You're the kind of cocktail that comes on like sugar gives you a kick in the head." I don't know the meaning of " give you a kick in the head." I need your help, thxthx~~

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    Smile Re: I can't understand this sentense

    Knocks you out? Or (esp. sugar) makes you feel better by increasing your metabolism, speeds you up, etc.

    SB


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    Re: I can't understand this sentense

    The cocktail tastes really great. And then the alcohol content hits the brain and packs a wallop like a kick in the head by a mule i.e. you feel drunk VERY quickly.

    'comes on like sugar' means, has all the allure and enticement of something nice, and it tastes great, (like sugary things usually do) but also lurking within those pretty-coloured depths of the glass is the alcohol!

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