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Autor:  Dale/RS
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Data:  03/OUT/2005 10:58 AM
Assunto:  Madonna's lyrics
 
Mensagem: 

Thiago, you had it right.  "I'm hung up on you" = "I'm crazy about you.  I can't think of anyone but you."  "He is hung up on her." = "He has the hots for her."

 

In a slightly different sense, "to be hung up on something" is to have a major problem.

I was delayed because I got hung up in traffic.

My bags were hung up at the airport in customs.

I hope there are no hang-ups at the bank; I need the money today without fail.

 

"To hang up" has yet another meaning.

I hung up on you = I disconnected the telephone before you were finished talking to me on it.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Madonna's lyrics  –  Thiago  03/OUT/2005, 10:09 AM
Madonna's lyrics  –  Boorz  03/OUT/2005, 10:13 AM
Madonna's lyrics  –  sanderson-goiania  02/NOV/2005, 7:13 PM
Madonna's lyrics  –  Thiago  03/OUT/2005, 10:20 AM
Madonna's lyrics  –  Boorz  03/OUT/2005, 10:27 AM
Madonna's lyrics  –  Thiago  03/OUT/2005, 10:41 AM
 Madonna's lyrics  –  Dale/RS  03/OUT/2005, 10:58 AM
Madonna's lyrics  –  Rick Leal  04/OUT/2005, 9:36 AM

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