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Answer to " the coast is clear "

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Post time 2006-2-18 13:45:14 |Display all floors
Hehe,  it is a kind of  slangs,right?
it should be an idiom
let's continue the topic~~~ imo.,for us, the english learners, it is a good opportunity to enlarge our vocabulary.

the next:
A: I made a reservation two days ago. My name is David Johnson.
B: Reservation? What do you mean?
A: I booked a single room here for tonight.  
B: Oh! You’re all wet, actually. This is not a hotel. The hotel is the building across the road.

all wet 搞错了
wet原义为“湿的”,干活常把手弄湿,指某人“没经验的”。该习语多见于美国俚语,意为";大错特错,胡说,瞎扯”。

[ Last edited by carollili at 2006-2-18 03:11 PM ]
Vouloir, c'est pouvoir!*(.".)*

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Post time 2006-2-18 14:23:26 |Display all floors

Another test...

Lilyaries is right about the use of the term "The coast is clear."

But can anyone see the usage error in this statement:

"Now you understand what does the girl mean, don't you?"

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Post time 2006-2-18 14:33:48 |Display all floors

Slang...

Carllili - I'm sure you know this, but it is worth pointing out for others who stumble by this post.  Actually, "The coast is clear" is an "idiom" not "slang."  Slang words are usually short-lived words that are used to replace standard words because they are racy, humorous or provocative.  A saying like "the coast is clear" that has been around for a very long time becomes an idiom, or a saying that has meaning which can not necessarily be discerned by its individual words.

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Post time 2006-2-18 15:12:01 |Display all floors
thanks a lot, idahonative
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