Let's go around again!

Rachafouine

Member
French
Hi,

In a 1957 movie, a guy is offering 1500 dollars for a "used" car.
The owner of the car is shocked and says :

Fifteen hundred ? Let's go around again!
This car is only a week old. I think we should at least get four thousand.

I don't know if "let's go around again!" is an expression I've never heard before (maybe it's an old one?) or whether it's to be taken literally : "let's have a look at this car again before you offer me another price".

Any ideas ?

Thank you
 
  • Chris K

    Senior Member
    English / US
    I don't think it's a fixed expression. It either means "let's drive around again" or "let's have another round of discussions about the price." It's hard to say which without seeing the film.
     

    pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    I would strongly suspect it's Chris K's second suggestion, since it immediately follows what appears to be shock on the part of the seller at the very low offer by the buyer.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    I support pob14: "let's have another round of discussions about the price."
     

    Rachafouine

    Member
    French
    Yes, it's probably the second suggestion. It fits with the seller's tone of voice and attitude.
    Thank you both !
     
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