Posted by Shkval on November 04, 2003
In Reply to: Idiomatic expressions posted by ESC on November 04, 2003
: : 1. Do you keep the dog in the kitchen or does
: : he have the run of the house? Is he restricted to
: : one area or can he go everywhere? Merriam
: : Webster online: RUN 2 a : to go without
: : restraint : move freely about at will. Let chickens
: : run loose.
Thanks a lot - I've completely missed that out.
so, "we're to give him the run of the farm"="we're to allow him to move freely at our facility"
: : 2 : a house or apartment open for inspection
: : especially by prospective buyers or tenants
And the next one - Anderton has a conversation with a drug dealer in order to acquire some stuff:
"- Don't bust my balls. You've only given me four, and some of these are duds."
"Don't bust my balls"="don't spoil my pleasure"?