Posted by Shkval on November 07, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Idiomatic expressions posted by ESC on November 04, 2003
: : Balls refers to testicles. But you probably knew that. It's not about pleasure -- it's more about status. I would say that busting someone's balls is to humiliate the person, take away his or her power or standing. Emasculate him (or her). Anyone have a better explanation?
: And sometimes doesn't it mean hassle someone, give him or her a hard time, the "run around"?
Ok, thanks. the next portion.
"- He came to see you the other day right before he was tagged. What did you talk about?
- The Mets. John doesn't think they have a deep enough pitching roster this year, and I'm inclined to."
I understand he meant baseball team "New York Mets", right?
But does "they have a deep enough pitching roster this year" means "they lack of pitching players" or "this pitching players aren't good enough"?