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Basil

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Beat the Band?
« on: August 04, 2011, 06:56:39 AM »
i mighta missed it, but why does it keep saying "to beat the band" in the book? or am i just a child wandering into the middle of a movie having an acid flashback?

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Re: Beat the Band?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 12:33:02 PM »
Not sure which book.
If it's Dude related I suppose it's because of the stranger saying to beat the band.

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Welp, that about does her, wraps her all up.  Things seem to've worked out
pretty good for the Dude'n Walter, and it was a purt good story, dontcha
think?   Made me laugh to beat the band.  Parts, anyway.

It's slang. It means basically "a lot" "very much" etc...

http://www.idiomdictionary.com/definition/to-beat-the-band.html


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Basil

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Re: Beat the Band?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 03:15:53 PM »
Sorry, the abide guide
guess I never cought that. I always thought it was beat the man (the whole bear/bar thing again).

that's near the end of the movie, my mind is pretty limber by then. Guess I need to just shut up and listen.

Thanks for bringing new things to light man