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Betty's nephew Justin is about 12 or something.

Justin: "This trip cannot be happening at a worse time. Doesn't anyone care that I'm understudying the lead in "West Side Story"? God forbid Joey Colano takes ill and I don't know my fingers snaps for the rumble."

(Ugly Betty)

Could you tell me what Justin means by "rumble" here?
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  • envie de voyager

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    In this context, a rumble is a fight between two gangs, involving fists and possibly knives.

    West Side Story was a musical about two teenagers falling in love, in spite of the fact that they are associated with rival gangs; a modern day Romeo and Julliet.
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