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Joey
I picked him up off his sorry and unemployed ass A woman was complaining about his ungrateful ex-boyfriend who dumped her for a young girl.And going through all the old things about how her helped him out of his bad situations. woman:"Anyway, I pick him up off his sorry and unemployed ass, I gave him hair plugs, contact lenses,teeth." I can't understand this sentence,"I pick him up off his sorry and unemployed ass","pick him up" does that mean "begin to have a relationship with him" or "get him back on his feet" or something else.And "off his ass"? I really can't get the picture.
Oct 28, 2012 10:32 PM
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thanks a lot.
October 29, 2012
When someone is "down", you pick them up. down = down in life, as in no job, no future, no nothing. So, this woman pick him up of his sorry, unemployed ass. sorry, unemployed ass = standard expression for someone who is not working
October 28, 2012
wow where did you find this? haha Means he was a bum until he meet her. she helped him become a respectable person.
October 28, 2012
Joey
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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