[Idiom] "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

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so i was watching this american soap opera
and theres a scene where a woman is explaining this particular place
she tells people this hotel's location and goes,
"It's by that druggie park over off of L street."
and I have no idea what shes meant.

i think it is type of idiom, but is it?
i looked for dictionary and there is a meaning for 'off of [from]~',
and when it is "He took the book off of the table.", i get it.
But i think i might have a problem understanding the word 'over' in the sentence,
and maybe that's why i couldn't understand this sentence...
What does "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."?
help me plz?
 

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No, it's not an idiom.

I would expect "over" to be used like "It's over by that druggie park."

And "the druggie park is off of L Street."

But the way the two ideas were combined is not very good.
 
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you mean like "It is over there." like "It is right there."?
then what is the right way to express what she meat to say?
 

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You could simply omit the "over."
 

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And you could omit the 'of'.

'The druggie park is off L Street.'

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[STRIKE]so[/STRIKE] I was watching [STRIKE]this[/STRIKE] an American soap opera and there's a scene where a woman is [STRIKE]explaining[/STRIKE] describing/talking about [STRIKE]this[/STRIKE] a particular place.
She tells people [STRIKE]this[/STRIKE] the hotel's location and [STRIKE]goes[/STRIKE] says, "It's by that druggie park over off of L street" and I have no idea what [STRIKE]shes[/STRIKE] she meant.

I think it is a type of idiom, but is it? I looked [STRIKE]for[/STRIKE] in a dictionary and there is a meaning for 'off of [from]~', and when it is "He took the book off of the table.", I get it.
But I think I might have a problem understanding the word 'over' in the sentence, and maybe that's why I couldn't understand this sentence.
What does "It's by that druggie park over off of L street" mean.
Help me [STRIKE]plz[/STRIKE] please?

Please look at my amendments in red above. Every time you post in this forum, it's important to remember the following rules of written English:

- Capitalise the first letter of every sentence.
- Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
- End every sentence with a single punctuation mark.
- Always capitalise proper nouns (American, English, London, Tom Cruise).
- Don't use textspeak/chatlish. Use full English words (don't use "plz", use "please").
 

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Wow, thank you so much! What [strike]a[/strike] terrible grammar I use!

Thank you! :)

I can't decide if you were trying to be slightly amusing by failing to use correct capitalisation and by misspelling "you" in the two posts directly after I reminded you of the rules of written English.

You will note that I started that part of my post with "Every time you post in this forum ..." - please take note of the advice you are given otherwise we are likely to think we are wasting our time. Thank you.
 

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Additionally, Elena, you don't need to send 'Thank you' posts. Just click on the Like button.

Rover
 
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I'm so sorry, I didn't know. I feel so awkward using right Grammar and am used to type like that with my friends... I'll be careful next time:)
 
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