Posted by ESC on November 08, 2005
In Reply to: Making the gate for posted by ESC on November 08, 2005
: : : Has anyone heard of the phrase "making the gate for" as in the concept of opening the door for or some such thing?
: : I haven't. But if you don't mind my asking, Leanne, what type of project are you working on? You and your colleagues have asked about a number of odd-sounding phrases and I just thought it would help us all out to know a little background. Is it a translation of a book from a foreign language into English, or a transcription of audio tapes, etc.? There are a number of queries posted by translators on this site from time to time, and sometimes it helps (and makes it interesting) to know the context.
: I think it means making the expected or needed amount of money from admission sales. Anyone know for sure?
Merriam-Webster online: 7 : the total admission receipts or the number of spectators (as at a sports event)