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Anybody to help me out ?

Posted by Michael on November 09, 2003

Hello everyone,
I am French, quite fluent in US English after 10 years spent in California. However, I am reading at this time Angels Flight from Michael Connelly, and there are some difficult expressions that I have a hard times to fully understand. Here they are :

-Reach into the deck at any place and still pull the race card.
-We really got our tit in the wringer this time.
-Those guys didn't do jack before getting the hook.
-They back the tortoise before the hare any day of the week.
-rank and file
-it's your neck of the woods
-sounds like a slam dunk

Thanks for your help, Michael