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Dear Teachers,

1. You're darn right.

- What does this mean? and is it polite to say?

2. - The manager promised she would fix the door, but now she's not here yet.

- That's outrageous! I just don't understand why she's not on top of this.

- What does "she's not on top of this" mean here?

3. - Your room is like an ice-box.

- No, it's not. It's just comfortable.

- Yeah! if you're a penguin. Just look at me!Even my goose bumps have goose bumps.

- What does "even my goose bumps have goose bumps" mean here?

Thanks very much to Teachers,

Stevenukd.
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1. You're darn right.

- What does this mean? and is it polite to say?

Quite right (informal usage)
darn
Etymology:
euphemism for damn
: DAMNED <he came darn near killing him>


2. - The manager promised she would fix the door, but now she's not here yet.

- That's outrageous! I just don't understand why she's not on top of this.

- What does "she's not on top of this" mean here?

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3. - Your room is like an ice-box.

- No, it's not. It's just comfortable.

- Yeah! if you're a penguin. Just look at me!Even my goose bumps have goose bumps.

- What does "even my goose bumps have goose bumps" mean here?

Feeling very cold (in this case) or very afraid.
=gooseflesh
: a roughness of the skin produced by erection of its papillae and usually caused by cold or fear -- called also goose bumps, goose pimples


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Hi guys,

You're darn right. I don't see this as having a negative connotation. It just expresses agreement in an informal, slang-y way. I think most expressions of agreement can sound negative or even sarcastic depending on context and tone of voice, but these words per se are not negative.

In addition, I don't see them as impolite, but rather as simply informal. The word 'damned' was replaced by 'darn' for euphemistic reasons, to make this a mild phrase. It's the sort of thing you can hear in a movie aimed even at small children.

Best wishes, Clive
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1. You're darn right.

I believe the phrase is “you are damned right”. It’s a phrase with a negative connotation which means you are agreeing with someone’s question in a sarcastic may. It’s not a polite phrase to use in a normal setting.

2. - The manager promised she would fix the door, but now she's not here yet.

- That's outrageous! I just don't understand why she's not on top of this.

- What does "she's not on top of this" mean here?

It means to pay close attention or follow up closely.

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- Yeah! if you're a penguin. Just look at me!Even my goose bumps have goose bumps.

- What does "even my goose bumps have goose bumps" mean here?

When it’s really frigidly cold, our skin’s pores tightened up and become “goose bumps”

It’s using metaphor to say something in a humorous way. In your context, it’s so cold that even goose bumps have goose bumps.



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