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feed someone a line

Post by James Trotta » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:52 pm

J.S.: What the craziest stat inquiry or site-related inquiry you've gotten?
S.F.: I get e-mails every once in a while, 7 or 8 times a year, from people wondering why their Grandpa isn't on the site. Invariably, it's because Grandpa was fibbing about his baseball career. I actually had a woman call me one time because she wanted to know if So-and-So had played pro ball. I'm guessing she met him at a bar the night before and fed her a line about being a professional baseball player.
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Re: feed someone a line

Post by 하주형 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:35 pm

I think it is wrong to feed someone a line just to get him/her to go out with you.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by Kyong Min » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:09 am

If you listen to some men what they say when they feed someone a line, it’s hilarious.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by Goeun Jeon » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:49 am

I Know a friend whose boyfriend is the kind of guy who is all talk and never really shows what he's got. Once he boosted about his military experience and she admired it without any doubt that he was just feeding her a line.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by Yun Heejeong » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:05 am

To feed someone a line just for his or her sexual desire is too animalistic.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by Yang Seung-Hoon » Mon May 10, 2010 3:34 pm

Feeding someone a line will offend one's mind.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by lee geo wool » Mon May 10, 2010 4:37 pm

All along I thought he was in love with me, not realizing that he was just feeding me a line.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by SeokhyunHong » Mon May 10, 2010 4:46 pm

I don't wanna feed her a line so I could get laid

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by Jae Eun Cho » Tue May 11, 2010 1:00 pm

I hate to meet a person who lies to feed me a line. They are unreliable.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by 한지웅 » Sun May 16, 2010 2:02 am

I remember a person who always told flase experiences such as sky diving but noone realized that he was just feeding them a line.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by James Trotta » Mon May 17, 2010 11:11 am

Without any doubt or without knowing? Because without any doubt means she knew he was feeding her a line so she would not admire it.
Goeun Jeon wrote:I Know a friend whose boyfriend is the kind of guy who is all talk and never really shows what he's got. Once he boosted about his military experience and she admired it without any doubt that he was just feeding her a line.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by 한지웅 » Fri May 21, 2010 6:37 pm

I am disgusted with men who feed women a line just to get their attention.

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Re: feed someone a line

Post by Bo-kyung, yoon » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:08 pm

Whenever men feed me a line, I can realize that it is real or not. they seem just silly.

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