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Hi

Here's a dialogue from Light as a Feather s1e1.

C: Do we really need a limo this Saturday? I mean, it's so expensive.

A: Well, for one, it's gonna be hard fitting six people into an Uber. So, yes. Plus I may have someone to impress. (she shows her date's picture to C.)

C: That's your date? She's gorgeous.

A: I know, right? She's my cousin's friend. I've only met her twice but unless I want to pick the scab on the whole Kimberly sitch, I'm basically out of options.

1. Could you please tell me what exactly "for one" means in the second line?

2. As far as I know pick the scab means to be rid of an unwanted group member. But I can't understand what this sentence "unless I want to pick the scab on the whole Kimberly sitch, I'm basically out of options" means. Could you please help me out?

Thanks in advance.

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Mina Uzun1. Could you please tell me what exactly "for one" means in the second line?

It is short for "for one thing", i.e. she is giving one reason why they need to hire a limo (implication that there might be other reasons too).

Mina UzunBut I can't understand what this sentence "unless I want to pick the scab on the whole Kimberly sitch, I'm basically out of options" means. Could you please help me out?

What is the relationship between the speaker and Kimberly? This seems to me to be referring to reopening or revisiting a relationship that went bad, which is likened to reopening a wound that has partially healed. ("sitch" = situation.)

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C: Do we really need a limo this Saturday? I mean, it's so expensive.

A: Well, for one thing, it's gonna be hard fitting six people into an Uber.

(1) 'for one thing' is the usual expression. I haven't heard it shortened to 'for one' before. Basically, it means 'here is one reason, but there are also other reasons'.

ie Well, here is one reason that we really need a limo. . .



(2) 2. You have the wrong idea here. If you literally 'pick a scab', it causes pain again and make the wound messy.,

The Kimberley sitch (situation) is something unpleasant that happened, invlving kimberley. If I 'pick at its scab', I will cause pain and reopen the whole messy situation Here, 'pick at a scab' is used figuratively, not literally.

Clive

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Mina Uzun1. Could you please tell me what exactly "for one" means in the second line?

It is short for "for one thing", i.e. she is giving one reason why they need to hire a limo (implication that there might be other reasons too).

Mina UzunBut I can't understand what this sentence "unless I want to pick the scab on the whole Kimberly sitch, I'm basically out of options" means. Could you please help me out?

What is the relationship between the speaker and Kimberly? This seems to me to be referring to reopening or revisiting a relationship that went bad, which is likened to reopening a wound that has partially healed. ("sitch" = situation.)


Oh got it:)) Much obliged for your help.

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Thank you so much for your help Clive.