Don't want to see it past

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Don't want to see it past

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:12 am

(I am a fairly large-chested woman. My husband and I are medieval re-enactors, discussing the type of costumes I’d like him to make for me. We’ve settled on a style of men’s clothing that includes a codpiece.)

Husband: “I promise I won’t go overboard on the codpiece.”
Me: “Thank you. I’d like to enter the room at the same time as it does.”
Husband: *indicating my chest* “Just so you know, that gives me a lot of leeways.”
Me: “Fine. I don’t want to see it past my boobs.”

- Hi everyone! Does the sentence "I don’t want to see it past my boobs" have a figurative meaning in this situation? If yes, what is it?

Your answers will be highly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Don't want to see it past

Post by gdwdwrkr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:40 pm

Nope. It's verbatimly literal.
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Re: Don't want to see it past

Post by BonnieL » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:15 pm

Hey Steven - I read Not Always Right, too. The entries can be fun to read, but be careful about using them to learn English. The grammar, spelling, etc. are often atrocious.
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Re: Don't want to see it past

Post by tony h » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:31 pm

Steven, codpieces can be unfeasibly large

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I'm puzzled therefore I think.

Re: Don't want to see it past

Post by trolley » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15 pm

...but they're still reasonably priced. Here's one for five and a half euros. It doesn't say how big it is, though

https://www.zomato.com/dublin/supermacs-north-city/menu
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Re: Don't want to see it past

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:54 am

gdwdwrkr, BonnieL, tony h and trolley: Thank you all very much for your answers.

StevenLoan
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