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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  30/NOV/2005 6:24 PM
Assunto:  AmSlang #14
 
Mensagem: 

The E-ticket = the best, the ideal  (I assume this expression comes from the old “E-tickets” once issued by Disneyland for its best rides.  If you had an E-ticket in your hand, you had access to the best that Disneyland had to offer.)
The new VW Cross Fox is the E-ticket.  It’s a terrific car.
The E-ticket was to take the turismo train to Machu Pichu, spend the night at the hotel, and then return to Cuzco.

 

That’s the ticket!  = Congratulations!  I agree 100%  Wonderful!  I approve!
I hear you’re getting married.  That’s the ticket!  Miguel is a wonderful guy.
Good job!  That’s the ticket! 

 

If you get my drift. = If you understand what I am implying/saying.  (This sounds very Western to me.  The speaker wants to say something without being direct or impolite.  Although in the examples below a second sentence clearly states what the speaker wanted to say, normally the second sentence would not be spoken.) 
She never missed a meal, if you get my drift.  In fact, she was the size of a pregnant elephant.
He was overly fond of the property of others, if you get my drift.  In other words, he stole anything that wasn’t nailed down.


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 AmSlang #14  –  Dale/RS  30/NOV/2005, 6:24 PM

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