Posted by Brian from Shawnee 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)
From the original poster's context, I'd guess "gate" is used in the sense of "gateway" or "portal" for someone or something to pass through from one place or state of being, to another.