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Penz
Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 2:56:22 AM

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In the movie flipped, an old man invites a young girl and her family to come over for the dinner.
When the first person enters through the door into the house which happens to be the young girl.

The old man says while she was doing so.

"There goes the waistline."

If he was talking about her waist. I think it might have been inappropriate or somewhat rude.

What does it really mean?
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 3:45:44 AM

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Penz wrote:
In the movie flipped, an old man invites a young girl and her family to come over for the dinner.
When the first person enters through the door into the house which happens to be the young girl.

The old man says while she was doing so.

"There goes the waistline."

If he was talking about her waist. I think it might have been inappropriate or somewhat rude.

What does it really mean?


He probably means means that whatever is being cooked for dinner smells or looks so delicious he is going to eat some much his waist is going to expand.
Nothing rude, although without more context I cannot be absolutely sure.
What film is this? More of the description and dialogue would be useful.
Bathcoup
Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 5:17:54 AM
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"In the movie flipped,"
I initially thought it's "In the movie clip," - A simple typo.
The movie is called "Flipped". - That's careless!



Penz
Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 10:21:22 AM

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What does there goes mean here?
Thank you.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 10:39:45 AM

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Penz wrote:
What does there goes mean here?
Thank you.


The meaning is "there goes my (control)" of whatever is the subject. Here, it means he thinks he will not be able to control his eating, though that is what he wanted to do.

It's similar to ideas people have at a New Year celebration when they make "resolutions". These are things people want to do better in the New Year, but often, when confronted with things they like, they say, "There go the resolutions", meaning they don't plan to stay with their plans. They give up control.
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