I found myself ducking a Mr. Vase.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Acyang, Jan 12, 2019 at 12:05 AM.

  1. Acyang

    Acyang Member

    Chinese - China
    I watched a sitcom, there is a conversation like below

    A: Girls, you won't believe what happened to me this afternoon. I met Mister Terrific!
    B: Don't be so quick to judge. I once thought I met Mr. Terrific. Turned out there was also a Mrs. Terrific. I found myself ducking a Mr. Vase.

    What does the last sentence mean? What is the meaning of "duck" in this sentence?
     
  2. lingobingo

    lingobingo Senior Member

    London
    English - England
    Duck = bend down to be out of sight, or to avoid a flying missile (such as a vase!)
     
  3. kentix

    kentix Senior Member

    English - U.S.
    She met Mister Terrific (her nickname for a man she liked a lot and thought she could have a relationship with).

    They she found out he had a wife, who she calls Mrs. Terrific.

    When Mrs. Terrific found out about her and what her husband was doing with her, Mrs. Terrific threw a vase at her, which the speaker nicknames Mr. Vase.
     
  4. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    It's funny how you know this is from Golden Girls even without having to look it up.

    B is cautioning A that a "terrific" man might be married, which in B's case meant having to dodge a vase thrown by the "terrific" man's wife.
     

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