Afternoon will probably pick up.

FrauStarr

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Polish
Jesse Custer hands the money he earned to some kind of supervisor. The supervisor is apparently waiting for more. Jesse is pretending he has no more money to give. In fact, he keeps a wad of cash in his wallet. He only says: Afternoon will probably pick up. The supervisor seems not convinced. After a while Jesse gives him the money he hid before they met. Jesse works as a portier.

Source: Preacher (season 2, episode 13)
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Yeah, right. What does he mean? Something like „there will be more money in the afternoon”?
    "Afternoon will probably pick up" means "business will probably be better in the afternoon" (and therefore there will be more money).

    It's very informal English.
     
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