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Hi

Some guy is telling someone else why his son died during the hunting. It was an accident.

He said: He wasn't even supposed to be hunting that damn day. Shirley had been nagging him about not killing any deer that season. Now, Josh was a good hunter, but the truth was Shirley didn't give a crap about eating venison. Couldn't cook it worth nothing, all gamey. It was just her way of cutting Josh down. Well, she wouldn't stop nagging and Josh finally headed out that morning by himself. He was real upset.

I have 3 questions:

1. Does it mean she was grouching because he didn't manage to kill a single deer that season or she was grouching because she didn't want him to kill a deer that season?

2. Is that man saying (referring to Shirley or to anyone in general?) that if you cannot cook venison it's worth nothing and it's the same with all meat (all gamey)?

3. Cut Josh down. Is it the same as "cut him down to size" or something different?
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Hello



I have 3 questions:



1. Does it mean she was grouching because he didn't manage to kill a single deer that season or she was grouching because she didn't want him to kill a deer that season? On its own that phrase could mean either. In this context I believe that it means that he hadn't managed to kill a single deer so far that season.



2. Is that man saying (referring to Shirley or to anyone in general?) that if you cannot cook venison it's worth nothing and it's the same with all meat (all gamey)? I think this is more a reference to her inability to cook the meat it so that it tastes good. Her dishes with venison taste all gamey.



3. Cut Josh down. Is it the same as "cut him down to size" or something different? It is the same as "cut him down to size" or belittle him.

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