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"he got out the paddle"



 
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"he got out the paddle" #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 07, 2010 19:42 pm   "he got out the paddle"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #706 "English Slang Idioms (448)", question 4

"I'm going to have to teach you a ......... about breaking others' things," Dan said to his son Jared as he got out the paddle.

(a) fable
(b) story
(c) lesson
(d) tale

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #706 "English Slang Idioms (448)", answer 4

"I'm going to have to teach you a lesson about breaking others' things," Dan said to his son Jared as he got out the paddle.

Correct answer: (c) lesson

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Can someone please explain what "he got out the paddle" means?

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"he got out the paddle" #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 07, 2010 19:50 pm   "he got out the paddle"
 

Hello Baubau,
He got out the paddle, in this case, refers to a wooden, flat paddle that some parents use to discipline their children. A paddle looks like a ping-pong paddle and the childrens' buttocks are spanked with it.
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