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Hi,

Help required with the following:

A man says to another man:

"We're surviving this
if I have to carry you the whole way."

How am I to understand this?

I mean, to carry - to hold him with your hands and take somewhere, or

to carry - to bear sb, sth?

Thanks.
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If literal, it probably means that he will sling the other man over his shoulder and carry him (hold and take somewhere) like a sack of potatoes! Maybe the man being carried is wounded or sick, for example.

If figurative, it probably means that he will do most of the work for the two of them in order to succeed at the task that faces them.

CJ
Samwise is speaking to Frodo, perhaps?
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Mister Micawber, I don't see any connection...
It is a possible scenario for the quotation, Mano-- a scene from Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Oh, no it isn't. It's from "Alien vs predator", actually.

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I want to see that movie!

In that context I am willing to guess that it means a physical carrying. (of a wounded person?)
A man says to another man: 'We're surviving this if I have to carry you the whole way.'


If it's about Alien vs Predator, I think the conversation is about getting out of the theatre.
No, man's not wounded.

Mister Micawber, you saw this movie?
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