The meaning of English words
April 8, 2013 4:04 AM Subscribe
I have three English questions. All are from a movie.
1) About a verb"play". "You could play Holiday Inn." I understand this sentence. But a bit confused about.. "You've played a lot of tough houses.When they didn't listen,did you quit and go home?Or keep playing?" I guess that "houses" means the audience.So what does this "play" mean here? To deal or to handle?
2) "They just sit there staring up at me. There's no there
there." What is this " there
"?? A noun? And what does it mean actually?
3) "It's Monday.It's turkey spam surprise. You could mortar walls with it. Word of advice. Always bring a bag lunch." My question is, what is this "surprise"? Could you explain it and give me more examples to use this "surprise"?Thank you.
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