Posted by R. Berg on March 04, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Thank you James posted by Miri Barak on March 04, 2004
: : : Hello dear friends:
: : : it's night, the nurse in the animal hospital calls the vet over an urgent case and she says:
: : : "sorry to drag you out"
: : : What does she mean: sorry for wasting his time, or waking him up, I couldn't find this combination:
: : : dragging somebody out.
: : : Thank you very much
: : It means to pull/drag you away from what you were doing. It's often used whem someone is relaxing after work and is called back in for some emergency or other.
: Thanks a lot.
Because it's night, "drag you out" is particularly appropriate because the nurse's call drags the doctor out of bed and away from his comfortable home.