trying to get a bit too familiar

redgiant

Senior Member
Cantonese, Hong Kong
A guy: "You are quite wealthy, are you not? Bring a lot of expensive jewelry with you?"

A nobleman:"I shouldn't answer that. Seems as though this scoundrel might be trying to get a bit too familiar. Sizing up the potential loot, I should think. "

Source:Baldur's Gate, a computer game

Background: A guy approached a nobleman and tried to scope out some information from him. The obnoxious nobleman didn't fall for that.

How to understand "get a bit too familiar"? Does it mean the guy was trying to gain something from the nobleman's by being friendly towards him? Thanks
 
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  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Does it mean the guy was trying to gain something from the nobleman's by being friendly towards him? Yes, and being a nobleman, he would not wish to associate with the scoundrel.
     

    redgiant

    Senior Member
    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    Thanks Parla~~ Found the definition of "familiar : very informal, sometimes in a way that is unpleasant
     
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