emma42 said:Hi. I don't understand why the boy would say "Don't get me started on repairs". Why would he want to go on and on and on about "repairs"? What has this got to do with the girl wanting to get him back?
Erik, please explain!
Erik 182 said:Emma,
Trust me, i wouldn't have asked it, if i knew it.
I suppose it's possible here (almost anything is), but we would usually say: "on patching things up" (which means, of course, literally, "on small repairs") or "on making up."emma42 said:Thanks for trying to explain, Erik!
It doesn't sound right in British English, the "repairs" bit, I mean. I don't know about American English. He might say, in BE
"Don't get me started on fixing broken relationships", or something like that.
Anyway, you know what "Don't get me started means" at least!
You're so nice, Emmaemma42 said:Erik, did you perhaps mishear "repairs"? Could it have been a name which sounded like "repairs"? Could it have been the name of the man for whom the woman originally left the boyfriend?
Don't get me started on Rip Ayres?
I know, I know, I am scraping the bottom of the barrel, but this is driving me mad, or as ChiMike might say, "nuts".