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    Could you help me understand the red parts, please:

    When Louis called Steve Masterton that afternoon and told him what was going on, Steve said that he wouldn't mind going out just that way.. "Sometimes God dillies and dailies," Steve said, "and sometimes He just points at you and tells you to hang up your jock."

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    Re: Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Could you help me understand the red parts, please:

    When Louis called Steve Masterton that afternoon and told him what was going on, Steve said that he wouldn't mind going out just that way.. "Sometimes God dillies and dailies," Steve said, "and sometimes He just points at you and tells you to hang up your jock."

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    In my opinion, "he wouldn't mind going out just that way", is usually a metaphor for death or leaving something or someone. He's basically saying he wouldn't mind dying or leaving in the aforementioned circumstances.

    "Sometimes God dillies and dallies" - "dillies and dallies" just expresses delayed or slow actions. You could also say for example that John dillied and dallied outside of the shop. I would say it emphasises indecision.

    "and sometimes He just points at you and tells you to hang up your jock." - Yet another metaphor in contrast to dillly-dallying, this suggests that God's message sign is clear and certain. There is no mistaking God's sign.

    However, I don't know what a jock is as it's used in American English.

    I hope this helps in some small way.
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    Re: Phrases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Could you help me understand the red parts, please:

    When Louis called Steve Masterton that afternoon and told him what was going on, Steve said that he wouldn't mind going out just that way.. "Sometimes God dillies and dailies," Steve said, "and sometimes He just points at you and tells you to hang up your jock."

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    In my opinion, "he wouldn't mind going out just that way", is usually a metaphor for death or leaving something or someone. He's basically saying he wouldn't mind dying or leaving in the aforementioned circumstances.

    "Sometimes God dillies and dallies" - "dillies and dallies" just expresses delayed or slow actions. You could also say for example that John dillied and dallied outside of the shop. I would say it emphasises indecision.

    "and sometimes He just points at you and tells you to hang up your jock." - Yet another metaphor in contrast to dillly-dallying, this suggests that God's message sign is clear and certain. There is no mistaking God's sign.

    However, I don't know what a jock is as it's used in American English.

    I hope this helps in some small way.
    "Jock" refers to "jock strap." A jock strap is a piece of protective equipment that athletes wear to protect, shall we say, what men would consider their most important parts? Anyway, after a game of football or whatever you'd obviously take off your jock. The "game" of life will have concluded for this guy. Dagest has the idea right though -- he's just saying God figures out how you're going to go, and if he goes out in such a fashion, well so be it...
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    Re: Phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Quote Originally Posted by Dagest
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Could you help me understand the red parts, please:

    When Louis called Steve Masterton that afternoon and told him what was going on, Steve said that he wouldn't mind going out just that way.. "Sometimes God dillies and dailies," Steve said, "and sometimes He just points at you and tells you to hang up your jock."

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    In my opinion, "he wouldn't mind going out just that way", is usually a metaphor for death or leaving something or someone. He's basically saying he wouldn't mind dying or leaving in the aforementioned circumstances.

    "Sometimes God dillies and dallies" - "dillies and dallies" just expresses delayed or slow actions. You could also say for example that John dillied and dallied outside of the shop. I would say it emphasises indecision.

    "and sometimes He just points at you and tells you to hang up your jock." - Yet another metaphor in contrast to dillly-dallying, this suggests that God's message sign is clear and certain. There is no mistaking God's sign.

    However, I don't know what a jock is as it's used in American English.

    I hope this helps in some small way.
    "Jock" refers to "jock strap." A jock strap is a piece of protective equipment that athletes wear to protect, shall we say, what men would consider their most important parts? Anyway, after a game of football or whatever you'd obviously take off your jock. The "game" of life will have concluded for this guy. Dagest has the idea right though -- he's just saying God figures out how you're going to go, and if he goes out in such a fashion, well so be it...
    And there was me thinking it was the Scotsman I have hanging around my neck.
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    Thanks !!

    I have nother question:

    Louis Creed came to believe that the last really happy day of his life was March 24, 1984. The things that were to come, poised above them like a killing sashweight, were still over seven weeks in the future, but looking over those seven weeks he found nothing which stood out with the same color

    Could you also explain me the selected part...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Thanks !!

    I have nother question:

    Louis Creed came to believe that the last really happy day of his life was March 24, 1984. The things that were to come, poised above them like a killing sashweight, were still over seven weeks in the future, but looking over those seven weeks he found nothing which stood out with the same color

    Could you also explain me the selected part...
    Very imaginative put. This is how I understand it:

    - 7 weeks from now something is going to happen (something bad)
    - Louis could not predict this happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    - 7 weeks from now something is going to happen (something bad)
    - Louis could not predict this happening.
    If this is from Pet Semetary, I can totally assure that some bad DEFINITELY is going to happen.

    Honestly, that movie scares the hell out of me.

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    I "read" the book. 200 pages into it, still nothing had happend so I stopped reading it.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saibot

    If this is from Pet Semetary, I can totally assure that some bad DEFINITELY is going to happen.

    Honestly, that movie scares the hell out of me.
    Yep, That's from that book

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