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Hi,

Please explain me the meaning of these sentences.

1: He took me for all i had.

In the above sentence took has meaning of to obtain money from esp. fraudulently. According to me correct sentence should be He took me from all i had. Does for has meaning of from in sentence 1.

2: After twelve years of school some kids feel they're entitled to ph*ck off.

What does entitled mean in the above sentence?

Sincerely,

vijay
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1. No, for doesn't mean the same as from.

He took me for all I had - this is an idiomatic phrase. It means that he 'conned' me out of all of my money.

He took me away from all I had - this would mean that he removed me from my environment.

2. thoroughly justified
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Hi,

Please explain me the meaning of these sentences.

1: He took me for all i had.

In the above sentence took has meaning of to obtain money from esp. fraudulently. According to me correct sentence should be He took me from all i had. Does for has meaning of from in sentence 1.

2: After twelve years of school some kids feel they're entitled to ph*ck off.

What does entitled mean in the above sentence?

Sincerely,

vijay

Hi,

1: In what way sentence 1 is idiomatic phrase because I can't see any idiom in it.

Let me restate sentence 2 again.

2: After twelve years of school some kids feel they're entitled to 1234 off (1=f, 2=u, 3=c, 4=k).

What does entitled mean in the above sentence?

3: One of the meanings of ramp is to stand or advance menacingly with forelegs or with arms raised.

How can one raise his forelegs while standing or advancing? Please explain me.
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1. The idiom is "he took me." It means, as Nona says, that he conned me. "for all I had" = everything I owned. He conned me out of all my money.

2. Entitled means they feel they are justified in doing this, as Nona said.

3. I've never heard "ramp" used this way.
3. I've never heard ramp used as a verb, although it does appear in dictionaries. I don't think this is a word you need to learn - very few people would understand what you meant. The forelegs part applies to 4-legged animals.
Nona The Brit3. I've never heard ramp used as a verb, although it does appear in dictionaries. I don't think this is a word you need to learn - very few people would understand what you meant.

The forelegs part applies to 4-legged animals.
I've thought about rear, but it has the same limitation of being applied only to 4-legged animals.
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If you google "rampant lion" you will find images that make the meaning clear.
Nona The Brit1. No, for doesn't mean the same as from.

He took me for all I had - this is an idiomatic phrase. It means that he 'conned' me out of all of my money.

He took me away from all I had - this would mean that he removed me from my environment.

I didn't say he took me away from all I had. Does he took me from all I had mean the same as he took me for all I had?
No.
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