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Hi,

I'm confused what exactly the "fall of the card" means in this sentence. Pls help.

"Although my sister's grade didn't fall of the card, she turned around enough to stay in school."

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In this sentence, "fall off the card" implies that the grade was a low one. It is similar to the expression "off the end of the scale".
 

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Thank you Red5.
 

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You're welcome. Perhaps someone else will give you some other ideas or expand on my post.

Welcome to the forum! :hi:

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RonBee said:
Red, is that BE? Any clue as to its origin? (Never heard that one before.)

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I have no iodea whether it's BE only, or if it exists in AmE. TDOL may know. ;-)
 

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Red, is that BE? Any clue as to its origin? (Never heard that one before.)

:)

(Pay no attention to this. I am only putting this post here because I didn't like the way it looked in the other place. (Red, you are too fast.))

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I must confess that the expression is new to me. ;-)
 

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Red5 said:
RonBee said:
Red, is that BE? Any clue as to its origin? (Never heard that one before.)

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I have no iodea whether it's BE only, or if it exists in AmE. TDOL may know. ;-)

That's a good point. It's a first for me. Thanks! :D
 
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beeja said:
Hi,

I'm confused what exactly the "fall of the card" means in this sentence. Pls help.

"Although my sister's grade didn't fall of the card, she turned around enough to stay in school."

Thank you.

hi, all, what does 'turn around' mean in this sentence? thanks
 

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claude said:
beeja said:
Hi,

I'm confused what exactly the "fall of the card" means in this sentence. Pls help.

"Although my sister's grade didn't fall of the card, she turned around enough to stay in school."

Thank you.

hi, all, what does 'turn around' mean in this sentence? thanks

It means she turned her grades around. That is, she improved her grades.

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hmmm...

'thouth she did not get a satisfying grade score, but that score was enough to enable her to enter the next higher grade'

can i comprehend it like this?

thanks. :D
 

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claude said:
hmmm...

'thouth she did not get a satisfying grade score, but that score was enough to enable her to enter the next higher grade'

can i comprehend it like this?

No, it means that the next time her grades came out they were better. How much better we cannot be sure, but context might be helpful. My guess is that at the least she had passing grades on her next report card.

Does that help?

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claude

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... well, still confused

what dose 'turn around' mean here?
what is 'to stay in school'?

'Although my sister's grade didn't fall of the card' can be explanated as " though my sister's grade was not low'?
and that 'of', should be 'off', isn't it? according to red's reply.

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claude said:
hmmm...

'though she did not get a satisfactory grade, that score was enough to enable her to enter the next higher grade'

Can I comprehend it like this?

thanks. :D

"Although my sister's grade didn't fall off the card, she turned around enough to stay in school."

My sister's grade was pretty low at one point, but she turned it around (raised her grade) just enough so that it didn't fall off the card (so that is was above a D); which enabled her to stay in school.

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Thanks a lot for Casiopea and Ronbee's explanation, I think i'v got it.
:D
 
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