a sleek bit of mink

kenev

New Member
Cantonese
The quote is from the first episode of the first season of Game of Thrones
Context: The Queen is visiting

A: Why is your mother so dead set on us getting pretty for the king?
B: It's for the queen, I bet. I hear she's a sleek bit of mink.

Greatly appreciate any input.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I don't watch the show, but Urban Dictionary likes this as its only definition of mink: Being or having extraordinary, high class, and/or expensive qualities.

    I see sleek as preened, well-groomed, smooth.
     

    Arn9

    New Member
    French
    I know I answer a year later for you, but I was watching GOT too and I was looking for that exact same explanation ! If anyone else happens to look for it and winds up here :

    This is what I was thinking with the context :

    The guy's mother wants the boys to be "pretty" not for the King, but for the Queen. It yet goes without saying that the mother wants the Queen to be sexually attracted by them.

    So "a sleek (=smooth) bit of mink (= a small, semiaquatic, stoatlike carnivore native to North America)" means "coquette", or "flirty woman". It's that exact "coquette" word that they use in the French subtitles.
     
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