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    You can't adjust things around a bit

    What does "You can't adjust things around a bit?" mean? I can't get this one, could anybody elaborate on it for me, please? Thanks for your help.


    V - Officially, all we're asking is for an exhumation order.
    Lyle - An exhumation order? Oh, that's better digging up the vice president's brother. No way.
    N - Oh, no, no, Lyle, look, We, we studied for the bar, day and night, in that crappy little apartment of yours, talking about how we're gonna make a difference.
    Lyle - Nick, you filed an eleventh hour motion, and Judge Kessler's docket is full this afternoon...
    N - Come on, Lyle, everyone knows you run that courtroom. You can't adjust things around a bit?
    Lyle -... I'll give you 15 minutes this afternoon, that's it!
    N - Thank you.

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    Re: You can't adjust things around a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    What does "You can't adjust things around a bit?" mean? I can't get this one, could anybody elaborate on it for me, please? Thanks for your help.


    V - Officially, all we're asking is for an exhumation order.
    Lyle - An exhumation order? Oh, that's better digging up the vice president's brother. No way.
    N - Oh, no, no, Lyle, look, We, we studied for the bar, day and night, in that crappy little apartment of yours, talking about how we're gonna make a difference.
    Lyle - Nick, you filed an eleventh hour motion, and Judge Kessler's docket is full this afternoon...
    N - Come on, Lyle, everyone knows you run that courtroom. You can't adjust things around a bit?
    Lyle -... I'll give you 15 minutes this afternoon, that's it!
    N - Thank you.
    It means "can't you change the court schedule a little to fit my case in?"


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    Re: You can't adjust things around a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It means "can't you change the court schedule a little to fit my case in?"

    Hi,bhaisahab,

    Thank you.

    But, could you tell me what does "around a bit" mean?

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    Re: You can't adjust things around a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Hi,bhaisahab,

    Thank you.

    But, could you tell me what does "around a bit" mean?
    You have to look at the phrase "adjust things around a bit" rather than just "around a bit" on it's own, it means to "move/rearrange/change the order or position of something a little."


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    Re: You can't adjust things around a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You have to look at the phrase "adjust things around a bit" rather than just "around a bit" on it's own, it means to "move/rearrange/change the order or position of something a little."
    Hi, bhaisahab,

    Thanks, I get it.

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