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"flat out" and "cheated" What do "flat out" and "cheated" mean in this context? And would you translate these into simple English, please? "When I was flat out with the Jordan team I did have a driver and that was one to be able to make calls and to be able to receive calls and to be able to work in the car, not because I didn't want to drive and I always felt cheated because there was a driver there taking the pleasure that I should be having. " Original text comes from here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-170105
Jan 22, 2017 8:32 AM
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"When I was flat out with the Jordan team." Flat out = 100% , definitely, truthfully, completely Other examples: "He flat out lied to me." "I flat out told her no." Jordan wanted to drive (because he enjoys it), but back when he was busy taking calls, he couldn't. So, he felt upset (cheated) that someone else was driving for him. To be cheated is to be wronged or to miss out on something. He saw it as missing out on the fun of driving.
January 22, 2017
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