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take speed, etc. In John Grisham's "Firm", when describing a private eye: "He took all kinds of speed when he worked late at night, stayed wired", when describing a very busy lawyer: "I've got clients screaming for my hide". I'm puzzled with 1. take speed, 2. stay wired, 3. hide 谢谢
Feb 12, 2012 8:08 AM
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The character is under great pressure by clients. People want his hide means they are upset with the character, they want him to cause him to fail or worse. He takes drugs (speed) to help deal with the pressure and - he hopes- enhance his performance under the pressure.
February 12, 2012
"He took all kinds of speed[ amphetamines] when he worked late at night, stayed wired"= stay alert when describing a very busy lawyer: "I've got clients screaming for my hide"[ hide = skin]. Can be rewritten as "I've got clients wanting results from me more quickly than it is humanly possible."
February 12, 2012
1. Narcotic (amphetamine) 2. Under the influence of narcotics; energised 3. Rear-end (the phrase implies that he is under sever pressure) Hope this helps.
February 12, 2012
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