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    #1

    to bat for, shining you on

    In the sentence below, what do the words in bold mean?

    I was a city cop until griswold comission. Gordon went to bat for me and kept me out of the pen.

    They're shining you on, pal. They got more than what that hump Hoagland told them.

    I am not sure about 'griswold comission'. Griswold is a name of a guy?


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    #2

    Re: to bat for, shining you on

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    In the sentence below, what do the words in bold mean?

    I was a city cop until the Griswold Commission. Gordon went to bat for me and kept me out of the pen. supported me when I was in trouble.

    They're shining you on, pal. They got more than what that hump Hoagland told them. shining on you = they are investigating you.
    I would say that "hump" is saying the man is both unpleasant and hypocritical.

    I am not sure about 'griswold comission'. Griswold is a name of a guy? Griswold is the man who headed the Commission which, from context, is enquiring into the police and their actions.
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    #3

    Re: to bat for, shining you on

    To "shine someone on" means to mislead someone with false flattery, or just to lie to them because that's what the liar thinks the other person wants to hear.

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