cooked a bunch of livers

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upgrader

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Chinese
Hi everyone, I am reading "The Litigators". In Chapter 14, I read a sentence in the paragraph as follows:

During his term, Varrick had survived (1) a $400 million settlement for a denture cream that caused zinc poisoning; (2) a $450 million settlement for a stool softener that backfired and clogged things up; (3) a $700 million settlement for a blood thinner that cooked a bunch of levers; ...

What does the text in red mean? Any help? Thank you in advance.
 
  • upgrader

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Sorry, there was a typo. The text should be like this:

    During his term, Varrick had survived (1) a $400 million settlement for a denture cream that caused zinc poisoning; (2) a $450 million settlement for a stool softener that backfired and clogged things up; (3) a $700 million settlement for a blood thinner that cooked a bunch of livers; ...

    Sorry for the mistake.
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Thanks for the correction, upgrader. "Cooked a bunch of livers" should mean "destroyed/damaged the livers of many people who used the product."
     
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