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    comic books question #2

    In the sentence below, what do the bolded words mean?

    Of course she made us, dim-bulb. We can't risk her yakkin' t' th' cops an' we got no kill permission fer this job.

    By the way, it is made us a synonym to recognized us?

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    Re: comic books question #2

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

    Of course she made us, dim-bulb. We can't risk her yakkin' t' th' cops an' we got no kill permission fer this job.

    By the way, it is made us a synonym to recognized us?
    Dim-bulb is another word for a slow-witted person , a dimwit,used in informal speech.

    To yak means to talk much, to chatter.


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    Re: comic books question #2

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

    Of course she made us, dim-bulb. We can't risk her yakkin' t' th' cops an' we got no kill permission fer this job.

    By the way, it is made us a synonym to recognized us?
    dimbulb? - witless person. it could also be a broken unit or whatever.
    yakkin? ummm... talkin? (when a phone is mentioned) like 'She likes yakkin' on the phone about her...'

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    Re: comic books question #2

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    dimbulb? - witless person. it could also be a broken unit or whatever.
    yakkin? ummm... talkin? (when a phone is mentioned) like 'She likes yakkin' on the phone about her...'
    I'll give you some context. I am reading Superman #2 (1986)

    There are two gunman, and one of them is very stupid. They have just shoot
    Lana, and they're talking about what they suppose to do with her.

    That' s it!

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    Re: comic books question #2

    "She made us" means she saw us and recognized us.

    The use of this idiom is usually restricted to law enforcement/crime situations. One police officer might ask another at a crime scene: "We've got a suspect in custody. Do you have a witness that can make him?" Meaning, "is there someone who saw the crime that can definitely identify this suspect as the person who committed the crime?"

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    Re: comic books question #2

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "She made us" means she saw us and recognized us.

    The use of this idiom is usually restricted to law enforcement/crime situations. One police officer might ask another at a crime scene: "We've got a suspect in custody. Do you have a witness that can make him?" Meaning, "is there someone who saw the crime that can definitely identify this suspect as the person who committed the crime?"
    Hello Ouish,

    Thank you for this explanation.

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