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A phrase from a film

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A phrase from a film

Postby Irina » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:23 pm

I've recently watched a police drama called "Without a Trace" (s.1 e.1). Almost everything was clear except for some phrases :roll: . Of course, I won't ask for the explanation of all of them, but this is the one I'm really interested in.
- Hey, Frankie. How you doing?
- Bum knee, too much alimony. Other than that I'm peachy.
I thought maybe, it's a song or kind of a joke... So, I'd be really really grateful to you if you could help me. :-) Thank you!
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Re: A phrase from a film

Postby hermit » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:49 pm

Bum knee = chronic pain. Too much alimony = monthy support for ex-wife is a burden.

In other words, everything is great (peachy) except for routine misery...

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