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Hi,

I am having trouble for picturing the behavior that the underlined parts describe. Would you explain or rephrase them for me?

The door opens, and the person holding the knob is asked to identify himself. The agent then says, 'Tm going to ask you to come with me." They're always remarkably calm, these agents. If asked "Why do I need to go any where with you? " they'll straighten their shirt cuffs or idly brush stray hairs from the sleeves of their sport coats and say, "Oh, I think we both know why."

Thank you,

M
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they'll straighten their shirt cuffs or idly brush stray hairs from the sleeves of their sport coats and say... = they'll make gestures of casualness or indifference and say...

straighten their shirt cuffs = check that their shirt cuffs project neatly from their jacket sleeves

idly brush stray hairs from the sleeves of their sport coats = flick imaginary dust from their jacket sleeves
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Thank you, perfect!

M
Hi,

I'm sorry I would like to make sure this.

By flick do you mean "pull out"?

Thank you,

M
By flick do you mean "pull out"?-- No.

a light and rapid movement: a flick of the wrist.
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