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Hello there,

A few comments from the primary on the investigation would put a nice cap on the segment.

what does "put a nice cap on..." mean? pay more attention to...? or make it more interesting?? or what??

oh, investigation here is crime investigation.

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beeja said:
Hello there,

A few comments from the primary on the investigation would put a nice cap on the segment.

what does "put a nice cap on..." mean? pay more attention to...? or make it more interesting?? or what??

oh, investigation here is crime investigation.

Tks,

a cap is a lid. It closes a jar; It rests on one's head. :D To cap something off is to end something. 8)

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Well, it's pretty weird for me. I quoted you more context so you may help me clarify.

A: Shouldn't you be in front of a camera somewhere?
B: There's more to the job than looking pretty on screen. I've just about wrapped an interview with Sam. A few comments from the primary on the investigation would put a nice cap on the segment.
A: Turn off the recorder.
B: Ok, okay.

Does it mean that B (a reporter) would like to have more information from A: (a cop) because A is a primary source of this investigation and the comments from A will make the news more accurate. Possible??

:D

Another thing to ask, it's pretty weird (again.)

A medical examiner was examining the dead body and a police who was the primary on this case came in. A medical examiner greeted the police by saying...

ME: "Hi, hanging low?"
Cop: "Yeah, low and long...low and long."

I don't get it. Any explanation?

:(

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beeja said:
Well, it's pretty weird for me. I quoted you more context so you may help me clarify.

A: Shouldn't you be in front of a camera somewhere?
B: There's more to the job than looking pretty on screen. I've just about wrapped an interview with Sam. A few comments from the primary on the investigation would put a nice cap on the segment.
A: Turn off the recorder.
B: Ok, okay.

Does it mean that B (a reporter) would like to have more information from A: (a cop) because A is a primary source of this investigation and the comments from A will make the news more accurate. Possible??

B has just about completed (i.e., wrapped) the interview with Sam. Note that, the interview is on tape. There is no camera. B suggests they end (i.e., cap) the news report/segment with closing remarks from the primary. A agrees and tells B to turn off the recorder (i.e, an audio tape recorder). The assumption: they are going to look for or wait for the primary before starting the tape recorder again.

beeja said:
Another thing to ask, it's pretty weird (again.)

A medical examiner was examining the dead body and a police who was the primary on this case came in. A medical examiner greeted the police by saying...

ME: "Hi, hanging low?"
Cop: "Yeah, low and long...low and long."

I don't get it. Any explanation?

I'm not sure. Sorry. :(
 

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Casiopea said:
B has just about completed (i.e., wrapped) the interview with Sam. Note that, the interview is on tape. There is no camera. B suggests they end (i.e., cap) the news report/segment with closing remarks from the primary. A agrees and tells B to turn off the recorder (i.e, an audio tape recorder). The assumption: they are going to look for or wait for the primary before starting the tape recorder again.

In this story, A is a primary cop who handles this investigation. So, the primary here should mean A, right? I mean "primary" here is the primary cop on this investigation, right?

Thanks! :)
 

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beeja said:
In this story, A is a primary cop who handles this investigation. So, the primary here should mean A, right? I mean "primary" here is the primary cop on this investigation, right?

A: Shouldn't you be in front of a camera somewhere?
B: There's more to the job than looking pretty on screen. I've just about wrapped an interview with Sam. A few comments from the primary on the investigation would put a nice cap on the segment.

As in, A few more comments from you, A? OK. :D
 
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