Posted by Miri Barak on March 04, 2004
In Reply to: Or, perhaps... posted by R. Berg on March 03, 2004
: : : : The vet in the Hospital for animals gives the cat's owner the medical documents before releasing him and says:
: : : : If you just take that through they?ll *sort you out*.
: : : : "sort you out" - what does she mean?
: : : : Will they release him, or deal with him?
: : : : I guess she means the reception.
: : : : Thank you very much
: : : In this instance it means to finalise the details of payment, etc. It usually implies this type of arrangement BUT, in the criminal world, it means to beat up someone; do them some sort of harm; finalise their activities in a particular sphere. Not nice in this context.
: : The papers will give the owner clear instructions, how to deal with the "aftercare." This paperwork will clarify (help you sort out) the information about treatment.
: The meaning of "sort out" differs, I think, between British and U.S. usage.
I think the explanation of the aftercare is quite suitable, but I already sent the file.
thank you all.