get off the dock


Senior Member
Hi, everyone,

A businessman is talking to his girlfriend about the problems he is having with the bank.
He says:

Is not a huge problem, though. I just need a little cash, until that cocoa gets off the dock in Sierra Leone

Does he mean "until the cocoa is unloaded from the ship?

Thanks :)
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    Sierra Leone exports cocoa.

    I'm inclined to say that the delay is in loading the ship with the cocoa cargo that is standing by on the docks or on a warehouse near the docks. Alternatively, it could be that the ship is already loaded but has not set sail on schedule.
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