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ripley

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I have been reading pet sematary by Stephen King ( by the the way, I pronounce it like the name Steven; am I right?) and I can't understand some expressions he uses:

She ha a two-room house................... she had a lot of jazz records and she'd be willing to throw you a little party if you had a ten-dollar bill that wasn't working too hard.

I don't understant what "To throw a ball" an "that wasn't working too hard" mean
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Steven is pronounced like Stephen, yes.

I'll leave the rest to someone else. ;-)
 
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ripley said:
I have been reading pet sematary by Stephen King ( by the the way, I pronounce it like the name Steven; am I right?) and I can't understand some expressions he uses:

She ha a two-room house................... she had a lot of jazz records and she'd be willing to throw you a little party if you had a ten-dollar bill that wasn't working too hard.

I don't understant what "To throw a ball" an "that wasn't working too hard" mean
Thanks. Ripley

to throw a party means to invite people over, to have a bash, to have fun, good time.

"a ten dollar bill that wasn't working too hard" means that "YOU" weren't working too hard to get it so it won't be a sacrifice for you to part with it, if it's not a big deal, if it's not too much for you to pay, etc.

The whole sentence together " if you just give her $10, she will eagerly and easily arrange a nice little party for you".
:lol:
 
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