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    #1

    About five years worth.

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could take look for me at this sentence:About five years worth. I am not sure if I get it. Does Michael mean, I would like to talk with you, even if that would take my five years time, it was worthy. In this case, Michael just makes a joke.
    Am I getting this in a correct way?

    Thanks for your help.



    Sara: Hottest April on record.
    Michael: Global warming.
    S: Probably. you got a minute?
    M: Uh-huh. About five years worth.
    S: Sorry , right, um... You never told me Lincoln Burrows is your brother.
    M: It never came up.
    S: Right. I'm curious if that isn't because of my father, the governor. He may not be the one pulling the switch, but you and I both know he has the power to grant clemency, and he won't, and he never does.
    M: My old man was an abusive drunk who abandoned his family. I don't judge anyone by their father's actions. Or inactions. If that was your concern.
    S: Just so you know, I don't agree with his politics, and I'm sorry about your brother.
    M: I appreciate that.
    ...

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    #2

    Re: About five years worth.

    Is Michael in jail?

    If so, he means he has all the time he must spend in jail to talk to her (he probably got a five year sentence (jail term). He is being flippant.

    If he is not in jail, he is just saying that he has a lot of time to talk to her.


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    Re: About five years worth.

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Is Michael in jail?

    If so, he means he has all the time he must spend in jail to talk to her (he probably got a five year sentence (jail term). He is being flippant.

    If he is not in jail, he is just saying that he has a lot of time to talk to her.

    I get it ! Thank you.

    He is out in the yard.


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