And you all could stand to lose a few pounds anyway

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chopin7

Senior Member
Albanian
Hello

There's this group of little guys lamenting over the fact
that they missed the opportunity to eat some gorgeous ice cream pie.
But one of them tell to the others that the pie had too many calories and,

"And you all could stand to lose a few pounds anyway."

I am afraid I am not getting this right.
Is he saying simply, "You are all a bit fatty and you could lose some pounds, loosing some pounds will do you good."

Thank you
 
  • nicole29

    Member
    USA
    English - American
    Yes. That is essentially right. It's a small consolation (not taking extra calories) to missing out on the pie. However, it's interesting that the speaker is one of the group, inviting all sorts of questions: 1) Is he overweight, too? 2) Are the other boys truly fat? 3) What is his relationship to all the other boys? etc.etc.
     

    chopin7

    Senior Member
    Albanian
    Thank you, Nicole29.
    He is the boss of the group and neither them nor him seem overweight.
    But it's a comedy after all.
     
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