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Hello!

Can you please help me answer these eight questions?

1. What does it mean to shoot the shit with sb?

2. What does it mean hick policeman?

3. she ran the department by its short hairs.

4. to step on sb's foot?

5. "bright and early" in They like to have their cans taken care of bright and early. Is can a toilet? or trash?

6. Punched in in ''He was punched in every morning at seven, then out to lunch at noon, back at noon and thirty, then out at five."

7. To eyeball sb?

8. Can stand mean courthouse?

8. time cards (at work)

Thanks
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AnonymousHello!

Can you please help me answer these eight questions?

1. What does it mean to shoot the shit with sb? to chat, but nothing meaningful

2. What does it mean hick policeman? a bit stupid

3. she ran the department by its short hairs.very tightly

4. to step on sb's foot? (treated in an unfair manner?)

5. "bright and early" in They like to have their cans taken care of bright and early. Is can a toilet? or trash?

6. Punched in in ''He was punched in every morning at seven, then out to lunch at noon, back at noon and thirty, then out at five."he was checked in at work

7. To eyeball sb? to look closely at someone

8. Can stand mean courthouse? it's the place in a court where you stand and testify, answer questions...

8. time cards (at work)

Thanks

That's all I can say, Antonia... Others will come!
Is this from a crime novel?

I think I can answer a few here:

1) to talk.
2) not a city boy. a country bumpkin ('hillbilly'), uncultured, not urbanized.
3) she had a tight hold on the operations of the department.
4) to take action in a situation where the responsibility for the action belongs to the other person, or to hinder by one's own action the action of the responsible party.
5) ??
6) refers to the action of a time clock that workers are required to use when they arrive and leave the workplace. Each worker inserts a time card in a slot, and the clock device punches the card with the exact time.
7) to look at.
8) (more context needed)
9) see no.7.

oops, Pieanne--writing at the same time...at least we're in agreementEmotion: smile
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4) The English expression is to tread on someone's toes. Meaning as described by others. To offend someone by taking on something they believe they should have responsibility for or by interfering.

5) I think US English may use cans for toilets sometimes but it doesn't sound quite right in this context. Maybe short for trashcans (rubbish)?
Davkettoops, Pieanne--writing at the same time...at least we're in agreementEmotion: smile

Emotion: smile Yes, but you explained it better!
Hello there,

Thank you for helping me. I think everything is clear now. I think cans refer to ''trash cans".

p.s. Pieanne, I like your icon, is it from the Ice Age? Last night I watched Madagascar! I loved it!
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Anonymousp.s. Pieanne, I like your icon, is it from the Ice Age? Last night I watched Madagascar! I loved it!

Thank you, Antonia Emotion: smile Yes, it is of course (from the Ice Age, I do love that 'film'). I went to see Madagascar with my son when it was released, and now we have it on DVD, some characters arequite interesting (King Julian among others), but alas they're not the most famous... The Ice Age is still my favourite, along with a French film "RRRrrr", but I don't think it's been translated... If it has, I do advise you to see it (off-the-wall humor).
I agree that the Ice Age is better, especially the intro scene.Emotion: smile