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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  15/MAI/2006 1:30 PM
Assunto:  Get one's drift
 
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Very good, Gus.

 

The expression is used to make sure that the listener has understood what we have said indirectly.  Americans tend to be very direct in how we talk.  Sometimes, however, courtesy or other considerations impell us to say things indirectly.

 

"I cannot tell you what to do, but I know people who have lent money to him and have not been repaid.  They say that he seems to owe money to everyone, he has no job, he has a drinking problem, and he doesn't have a history of telling the truth.  Do you get my drift?"  (In other words, don't be an idiot and lend money to him.  You can't say I told you not to lend money to him, but you should understand by now that he isn't to be trusted with money.)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Get one's drift  –  Uriel RS  15/MAI/2006, 11:31 AM
Get one's drift  –  Johannes  15/MAI/2006, 12:08 PM
Get one's drift  –  Gus.  15/MAI/2006, 12:11 PM
 Get one's drift  –  Dale/RS  15/MAI/2006, 1:30 PM

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