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    To take somebody for a cruising

    Is there any special meaning of the phrase 'to take somebody for a cruising'?

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    Re: To take somebody for a cruising

    Quote Originally Posted by mfhaq77 View Post
    Is there any special meaning of the phrase 'to take somebody for a cruising'?
    Yes there is; just as there are special meanings for "dog's meat" as in your other question. They sound like something out of a crime novel. But why make us guess?

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    Re: To take somebody for a cruising

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes there is; just as there are special meanings for "dog's meat" as in your other question. They sound like something out of a crime novel. But why make us guess?
    Honestly speaking, I am not making anyone guess, but I was trying to solve some problems in a question paper where there were no contexts. The question reads..
    'To take somebody for a cruising' means --
    a) to provide entertainment
    b) to deceive or humiliate a person
    c) to keep company
    d) to exploit a person
    I didn't mention the options earlier, because people might think I am testing them. Dog's meat is still a mystery to me - whether it means, as they said, rubbish or by products.
    Hope it is clear.
    Expect your generosity.

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    Re: To take somebody for a cruising

    Quote Originally Posted by mfhaq77 View Post
    Is there any special meaning of the phrase 'to take somebody for a cruising'?
    'To take somebody for a cruise.' or 'To take somebody cruising.' I have heard of, but not '...for a cruising.'

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    Re: To take somebody for a cruising

    In AmE slang, to take someone cruising means to go out driving up and down a popular street or avenue looking for fun and maybe picking up some girls or guys to party with.

    But we don't say "take someone for a cruising."

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    Re: To take somebody for a cruising

    Quote Originally Posted by mfhaq77 View Post
    Honestly speaking, I am not making anyone guess, but I was trying to solve some problems in a question paper where there were no contexts. The question reads..
    'To take somebody for a cruising' means --
    a) to provide entertainment
    b) to deceive or humiliate a person
    c) to keep company
    d) to exploit a person
    I didn't mention the options earlier, because people might think I am testing them. Dog's meat is still a mystery to me - whether it means, as they said, rubbish or by products.
    Hope it is clear.
    Expect your generosity.
    OK, well if the two questions were related, I'd say that some thugs were threatening someone. If he didn't do as he was told, he would be "taken for a cruising" (taken for a ride, generally to some isolated place), where they'd make dog's meat out of him, as Ouisch said.
    If they are unrelated, I'd say d) is the most probable answer. "To take someone for a ride" can mean d).

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    Re: To take somebody for a cruising

    It used to be a common phrase in old-time detective/crime novels where a crime boss would tell an underling to "take X for a ride," which meant to take the unfortunate victim to some remote place and kill him. Perhaps this author used "cruise" in this sense.

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    Re: To take somebody for a cruising

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    It used to be a common phrase in old-time detective/crime novels where a crime boss would tell an underling to "take X for a ride," which meant to take the unfortunate victim to some remote place and kill him. Perhaps this author used "cruise" in this sense.
    I could see "Take him for a cruise" in that context but surely "Take him for a cruising" is ungrammatical whatever it means.

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