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English translation: should be "see the other SHOE drop"

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19:40 Sep 3, 2006
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English term or phrase: see the other show drop
>if we're ever going to see the other show drop, it's going to be right here tonight!

Hi all. "the other show drop" seems to be an idiom, but I can't really pinpoint its meaning. "Drop the mask"? But why "other" then? Any idea? Thank you!

Context: DVD. Two fighters, A is known for being a cheater, B is the crowd hero. A has been surprisingly friendly lately and has earned a match against B
This sentence is said by a commententor, conviced tha A has just been acting but will turn nasty very soon.
Alain Dellepiane
Japan
Local time: 13:20
English translation:should be "see the other SHOE drop"
Explanation:
"See the other shoe drop" is said when waiting for the second of two events to take place, after the first one has already occurred, to produce a final results.

Phoenixrealm by David Peralty » 9rules Network Updates Blog Design
I just think no matter the project, there is always a catch, and I have yet to see the other shoe drop for the 9rules Network. ...
www.phoenixrealm.com/2006/01/16/9rules-network-updates-blog... - 54k - Cached - Similar pages

Econbrowser: Not to worry about the January durable goods figures
Given the dismal 2005:Q4 GDP figures and narrowing yield spreads, some were waiting to see the other shoe drop. This isn't it. ...
www.econbrowser.com/archives/2006/02/not_to_worry_ab.html - 10k - Cached - Similar pages

Econbrowser: 2005: the oil shock that didn't bite?
And although longer term problems are no doubt partly to blame for GM's difficulties, if we do see the other shoe drop in 2006, I would argue that the ...
www.econbrowser.com/archives/2006/01/2005_the_oil_sh.html - 51k - Cached - Similar pages

mediabistro.com: FishBowlDC
So what do people think: Will we see the other shoe drop this week? The days are running out for Fitzgerald.... Posted by Garrett | 11:04 AM | Sort of ...
www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/sort_of_serious_stuff/the_ic... - Similar pages

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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:20
Grading comment
Perfect, thank you very much.
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4 +10should be "see the other SHOE drop"
Jack Doughty


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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +10
should be "see the other SHOE drop"


Explanation:
"See the other shoe drop" is said when waiting for the second of two events to take place, after the first one has already occurred, to produce a final results.

Phoenixrealm by David Peralty » 9rules Network Updates Blog Design
I just think no matter the project, there is always a catch, and I have yet to see the other shoe drop for the 9rules Network. ...
www.phoenixrealm.com/2006/01/16/9rules-network-updates-blog... - 54k - Cached - Similar pages

Econbrowser: Not to worry about the January durable goods figures
Given the dismal 2005:Q4 GDP figures and narrowing yield spreads, some were waiting to see the other shoe drop. This isn't it. ...
www.econbrowser.com/archives/2006/02/not_to_worry_ab.html - 10k - Cached - Similar pages

Econbrowser: 2005: the oil shock that didn't bite?
And although longer term problems are no doubt partly to blame for GM's difficulties, if we do see the other shoe drop in 2006, I would argue that the ...
www.econbrowser.com/archives/2006/01/2005_the_oil_sh.html - 51k - Cached - Similar pages

mediabistro.com: FishBowlDC
So what do people think: Will we see the other shoe drop this week? The days are running out for Fitzgerald.... Posted by Garrett | 11:04 AM | Sort of ...
www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/sort_of_serious_stuff/the_ic... - Similar pages

Staying Ahead of Licensing Changes | IT Business

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:20
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 80
Grading comment
Perfect, thank you very much.
Notes to answerer
Asker: That's the one Could you confirm that the following sentence has the same core meaning: "I'm sure that we'll see the end of it tonight"?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sara Noss
5 mins
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agree  Dave Calderhead
5 mins
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agree  Michael Barnett
7 mins
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agree  Can Altinbay
14 mins
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agree  jccantrell: oh yes, the shoes have it. But I have rarely seen it 'see' more hear or wait for the other shoe to drop.
17 mins
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agree  xxxtazdog: agree with jccantrell
36 mins
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agree  Will Matter: "wait for the other shoe to drop" is more common.
40 mins
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agree  Suzan Hamer
1 hr
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agree  NancyLynn: This may have been a play on words (two shows) but the origin is defintely the shoes. I too have heard more wait or hear
5 hrs
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agree  RHELLER: :-)
10 hrs
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