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Autor:  Dale
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  10/FEV/2005 3:46 AM
Assunto:  Re: VERBS
 
Mensagem:  Does " get it under somebody´s belt " mean : Know it by heart ?
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This is not a common expression. I have heard it to mean "I have it under control, I understand it very well, I have accomplished something (often an experience)."

I have three years of experience on the job under my belt = I have three years of experience on the job.

more.....

I have it down pat = I have learned it by heart, I know it by heart

Do you have it down? = Have you memorized it?

Living in Bahia gets under your skin = Living in Bahia is an unforgettable experience

She got under my skin = She drove me crazy, she bothered me a lot OR...I liked her very much. (It all depends on the context. My friend Beto has a son named Vitor who got under my skin. I feel like his uncle.)







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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
VERBS  –  NOBRE  09/FEV/2005, 8:35 PM
Re: VERBS  –  Dale  09/FEV/2005, 9:48 PM
Re: VERBS  –  val  09/FEV/2005, 11:42 PM
 Re: VERBS  –  Dale  10/FEV/2005, 3:46 AM
Re: VERBS  –  José Roberto  10/FEV/2005, 7:51 AM

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