you don't wanna do is miss with the stud-finder

kingston_123

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Ted came to Gas to be installed with bio part in the back of the spine to play the video game. Ted saw equipments in the drawer and said these words to Gas:


Ted: Those are sterilized aren't they?


Gas: Not to worry. You could fire in a bio-port in a slaughterhouse and never generate an infection.


Ted: Then why the clean overalls?


Gas: It's a mental thing. Helps me focus. The one thing you don't wanna do is miss with the stud-finder.

What is the meaning of " miss with the"?


I heard "don't mess with" but what is the meaning of the "miss with the...."?

Source: Existenz 1999
 

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If you heard 'don't mess with' why are you asking about 'miss with' — which means nothing.
 

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Do you know what a "stud finder" is? Used to know where to insert a nail into a wall that is wood boards and drywall. You want to put the nail into the wood. So you need to know where the wood (stud) is.

By analogy here, the character has some sort of device to know exactly where the port is to be installed in the spinal column. You don't want to miss, to try to insert the port in the wrong place. It would be bloody and messy.
 
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