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【When I reach the bus stop I hand Kylie her lunch. Now that I know what depths of meanness she’s capable of when crossed, it pays to stay on her good side. Even if she won’t remember it tomorrow.】

1. does " what depths of meanness she’s capable of when crossed," mean "only when I encoutered it, cuold I know how mean she would be?"

2.what does "it pays to stay on her good side"mean?

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    .....what depths of meanness she’s capable of when crossed= ...... the depth of cruelty she is capable of it when she does not like what someone has said/done to her
    "it pays to stay on her good side"= it is best to be nice to her

    Tom: Are you going to Susan's party?
    Mona: No, I'm not. I don't like her.
    Tom: I think that you should go.
    Mona: Why?
    Tom: It's a good idea to stay on her nice side.
    Mona: What do you mean?
    Tom: Don't make her angry. She has a lot of influence with the manager. She can destroy your career.
    Mona: OK, I'll go. I want her to like me.

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