Carry on your shop floor

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dhejejjeskms

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Korean
Hi, everybody.

Would you explain about the highlighted sentence?
(It is from a NPR radio program.)

YUKI NOGUCHI, BYLINE: Jim Kittle's family furniture business has operated throughout Indiana for nearly nine decades.

JIM KITTLE: It was started by my grandfather, then my father.

NOGUCHI: What kinds of things do you carry on your shop floor?

KITTLE: Bedroom, dining room, living room, occasional tables...

Thank you.
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
    car•ry /ˈkæri/ v., -ried, -ry•ing.

    1. Business to keep on hand or in a store for sale:[~ + object]We don't carry that brand in this store.
     

    dhejejjeskms

    Senior Member
    Korean
    WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
    car•ry /ˈkæri/ v., -ried, -ry•ing.

    1. Business to keep on hand or in a store for sale:[~ + object]We don't carry that brand in this store.
    Thank you.
    Is Noguchi referring to all of the items in the store or just the ones on the floor except the things which are not on the floor (on the shelves)?
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    They (or another business like them) could also sell special order items out of a catalog to be directly delivered. Those would not be part of what's on the shop floor.
     
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