English translation: acquired an entire shipment (of cloth, from a factory)
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03:48 Mar 14, 2007
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:got hold of a factory shipment
"If someone did have ten thousand dollars, what would he buy with it?" Jake said, switching tack.
"In one go? I don't know, I never had that much." But he was intrigued now. "The big stuff, that's more of a swap, like. Friend of mine got hold of a factory shipment-lovely cloth, parachute quality——and the next thing you know he's got trucks coming in from Denmark. Tinned ham. Now he's got something. You can sell that anywhere. But no money till it hits the street, if you see what I mean. Cash? Antiques, maybe. But, see, I wouldn't know one from another, so I steer clear of that."