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Re: Idiomatic expressions

Posted by Shkval on November 04, 2003

In Reply to: Re: 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.

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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

Yep.

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"?