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mcurrent
Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 9:22:04 AM

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Hi
Can you explain to me what "shove" means in the text:

Eddie seemed more and more excited. "Okay, good. You gave them the right name?... All right, on break I'll call them from a pay phone and chew them out, tell them I want him taken care of." He lowered his voice and acted like he was older. Then he laughed. "Hey, we're almost home free. This'll be our last gig and you can finally tell your mom to shove it."

Thanks.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 9:32:33 AM

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from Cambridge online dictionary

shove it
slang

a rude expression showing that you are angry about something that you have been offered or asked to do:
If they want me to do the same job for less money, they can shove it.

Shove It -- Cambridge
mcurrent
Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 10:08:53 AM

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Thanks for reply Wilmar.

I have some trouble to translate it into my russian, what does "mom to shove it" mean. Which is correct:

1. She must wait asked staff with big trouble.
or
2. She can't wait and she will not get it.
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 10:18:31 AM

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The full phrase is "Shove it up your/his/her/ ass". It is a slang phrase to indicate what you think of something you have been asked to do, or required to do, as belonging in someone's rectum. It has that kind of value or worth.

Since most people are familiar with the whole phrase, it has become shortened to simply "shove it". It is used nowadays to simply show your contempt for anything you don't like.

So saying he can tell his Mom she can "shove it", means he can tell her he won't do whatever it is she wanted him to do.


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mcurrent
Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 10:46:08 AM

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Thanks, FounDit
thar
Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 1:26:25 PM

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The version I am familiar with has the same implication as FD's, just saying it another way. Whistle



This is not the same as 'shove off' which is to go away, leave.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 2:36:10 PM
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thar wrote:
The version I am familiar with has the same implication as FD's, just saying it another way. Whistle



This is not the same as 'shove off' which is to go away, leave.


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