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"what a star"

Posted by R. Berg on April 10, 2004

In Reply to: "What a star" posted by ESC on April 10, 2004

: : "*What a star*. They're just precision engineered and the screws cost six pounds, so he's got about a hundred pounds worth of implants in him"

: : this is said during operating on a dog and the vet is talking about a plate put into his bones.
: : I don't quite know to what she refers in "what a star". is it the precision she is admiring, or is it the dog?

: : thanks a lot

: Sorry. I can't tell from what you've posted. Generally, an inanimate object (like a screw) wouldn't be called a "star." So it must be the dog. But it still doesn't sound right.

I'd guess that she's talking about the dog. He's a star, a very important animal. His owner is investing a lot of money in his surgery.