I think I sell up my boys figure

English translation: I think I still have my boyish figure.

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English term or phrase:I think I sell up my boys figure
Selected answer: I think I still have my boyish figure.
Entered by: airmailrpl

14:03 Nov 19, 2020
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English term or phrase: I think I sell up my boys figure
What does "I think I sell up my boys figure" mean?

At the doctor's

Dr.: I'm going to start by looking in your eyes and what I would like you to do is to stare at the wall there, OK.
M: Is it enough?
Dr.: That's right. OK ... How is your health in general?
M: It's fine.
Dr.: Good, and what about your family's health.
M: They're great. They're all healthy.
Dr.: Good. Your eyes look normal.
M: Aha.
Dr.: I'm going to look into your ears now.
M: OK, I can still here my stereo sound.
Dr.: That's good... Do you take any medications?
M: No, I don't.
Dr.: And do you have any allergies?
M: No, not that I know of.
Dr.: Good. OK your ears look normal.
M: Aha.
Dr.: Now, I'd like to measure your height and weight.
M: OK.
Dr.: If you could come over to the scale here.
M: OK.
Dr.: That's very good.
M: I think I sell up my boys figure.
Dr.: Yes, indeed. You weigh 162 pounds, and err --.5 feet 10 inches tall.
M: Great.
Dr.: Good, come back over here and I'll continue the examination.


Thank you
rezaproz
Iran
I think I still have my boyish figure.
Explanation:
i think i sell up my boys figure => I think I still have my boyish figure.

>Dr.: Yes, indeed. You weigh 162 pounds, and err --.5 feet 10 inches tall.
that definitly would be considered a boyish figure - not fat

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The normal weight range for a 5-foot-10 person is from 129 to 174 pounds, according to the World Health Organization.

Is There a Normal Weight for a Height of 5 feet 10 inches ...
www.livestrong.com › ... › General Fitness › Other Sports

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Note added at 10 hrs (2020-11-20 00:14:32 GMT)
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sell up => still got => still have
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airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 04:45
Grading comment
Thank you
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



SUMMARY OF ALL EXPLANATIONS PROVIDED
3 +2I think I lost my boys figure...
Clauwolf
4 +1I think I still have my boyish figure.
airmailrpl
4I think I still look good for my age
David Jones
Summary of reference entries provided
also here, fwiw
writeaway

Discussion entries: 8





  

Answers


17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
i think i sell up my boys figure
I think I lost my boys figure...


Explanation:
:)

Clauwolf
Local time: 03:45
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 32
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: This would be my guess. It's written by someone whose first language is not English.
23 mins
  -> unfortunately a bad practice, thanks

neutral  Sheila Wilson: Not so sure. That seems quite light for an older man.
42 mins
  -> it's just a guess he made before going to the scale, thanks

neutral  Yvonne Gallagher: sorry, with Sheila. I can't agree as the other answer is just as plausible. Impossible to say what this means as it's so garbled. high CL "my boys figure" is incorrect.
3 hrs
  -> boyish, thanks

agree  Z-Translations Translator: I think I lost my boyish figure.
4 hrs
  -> thanks
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59 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
i think i sell up my boys figure
I think I still have my boyish figure.


Explanation:
i think i sell up my boys figure => I think I still have my boyish figure.

>Dr.: Yes, indeed. You weigh 162 pounds, and err --.5 feet 10 inches tall.
that definitly would be considered a boyish figure - not fat

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Note added at 9 hrs (2020-11-20 00:02:08 GMT)
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The normal weight range for a 5-foot-10 person is from 129 to 174 pounds, according to the World Health Organization.

Is There a Normal Weight for a Height of 5 feet 10 inches ...
www.livestrong.com › ... › General Fitness › Other Sports

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Note added at 10 hrs (2020-11-20 00:14:32 GMT)
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sell up => still got => still have

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 04:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 56
Grading comment
Thank you

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: But what justification can you find for 'sell up' = 'still have'? Normally, if you 'sell up' something, in EN it means you no longer have it. / Exactly as I have just explained: expressions like 'sell up', 'give up' etc. all mean 'no longer have'.
22 mins
  -> what justification can you find for 'sell up' in the other sugestion?

neutral  philgoddard: It's a BMI of 23.2, which is normal. Not fat, but not boyish either.
1 hr
  -> ok - and how do you define boyish?

neutral  Yvonne Gallagher: just as plausible. Impossible to say what this means as it's so garbled. Very high CL but at least you got "my boyish figure" right
3 hrs
  -> what does "Very high CL"mean?

neutral  Daryo: what does "Very high CL"mean? Don't you know???? You did notice that setting your "Confidence Level" when answering a question is part of your answer???
9 hrs
  -> and your point is??

agree  Brent Sørensen: I think “still have” may have been misheard as “sell up” and “boyish” as “boys” … possibly by voice recognition software. I think this makes sense logistically. It’s the kind of thing somebody would say ironically.
21 hrs
  -> thank you

neutral  writeaway: This is no more than a guess to an incomprehensible, not very English sounding question. It certainly doesn't belong in the glossary
2 days 9 mins
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14 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
i think i sell up my boys figure
I think I still look good for my age


Explanation:
This is not good English and does not make sense.

From the context of the sentence I guessed that this is a statement about BMI and checked that the man's BMI is normal.

You could write either 'I still have my boyish figure' or 'I think I still look good for my age' depending on the tone you are trying to convey


    https://www.google.com/search?q=mens+bmi+chart&sxsrf=ALeKk01E7xQe_U0DFhMpo6R4MxM6pa3Rvw:1605844815411&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=cR-T8p3p
David Jones
Taiwan
Local time: 14:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Reference comments


16 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Reference: also here, fwiw

Reference information:
I think I sell up my boys figure لطفا این جمله را ترجمه ... - چی میگنchimigan.com › Sell-boys-figure
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Jun 15, 2018 — I think I sell up my boys figure لطفا این جمله را ترجمه بفرمایید، با تشکر. 0 امتیاز. 172 بازدید. ژوئن 14, 2018 در English to Persian توسط ...
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I think I sell up my boys figure لطفا این جمله را ترجمه ... - 1appsdepo.com › chimigan.com › Sell...
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I think I sell up my boys figure لطفا این جمله را ترجمه بفرمایید، با تشکر. 0 امتیاز. 184 بازدید. ژوئن 14, 2018 در English to Persian توسط chimiganabc (36 امتیاز).
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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  philgoddard: I wonder if this is a test translation.
22 mins
agree  Tony M
1 hr
agree  Catharine Cellier-Smart: the asker's questions should be flagged as test translations
4 hrs
  -> yes or just as test. it's nonsensical from start to finish imo
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