LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||06/MAI/2006 8:47 PM|
Dar uma indireta = to hint, to insinuate
The cop didn't ask for a bribe, but he hinted that a small amount of money would make the problem go away.
She didn't say he was a bad student, but she insinuated that next year he would not be taking classes at any university in this state.
Dar uma queimada - to give a comeback
The lieutenant's father is a general. He loves to impress new soldiers with their relationship. When he asked the new man if he knew who his father was, the new guy answered, "No, sir. Don't you?" I loved his comeback!
She said she came from a small town in New Mexico. It was small, but it had everything that large towns had: a town fool, a town drunk, and a town gossiper. His comeback was, "Which were you?"
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