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Re: Some phrases

Posted by ESC on September 07, 2003

In Reply to: Some phrases posted by sphinx on September 07, 2003

: Hi folks,
: 1.What does "I'm getting ahead of myself" mean?

: 2.In an article, when the writer suddenly says "talk about fate!" as he is telling the story, what does he mean?

: 3.A taxi driver says, on monday mornings the airport is "jumping", and he may get a back-to-back. How is jumping?

: 4.One says, he would't change his job even if "he had to cut a hundred a week."
: Does "cut" mean "get 100 in that new job"?

: 5.What is a $64,000 question?

: 6.What kind of person could be called as an apple?

: Thanks in advance!

1. Getting ahead of yourself -- telling the last part of a story first is one meaning of the phrase.

2. Fate -- something that was meant to be. That's the best I can come up with on that one.

3. Jumping -- really busy. Lots of coming and going at the airport.

4. I don't know. Cut or lose $100 in salary?

5. I don't know. I've never heard of someone being called an "apple."

6. $64,000 question -- this phrase comes from the title of a game show that aired in the 1950s in the U.S. The $64,000 Question -- 1955 - 1968. 30 minutes. Black and White. Hal March, host.
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/quizshow.htm