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jasonlulu_2000



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:22 am    Post subject: make it a block Reply with quote

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/elderly-couple-grateful-for-wonderful-repo-man-who-took-their-car-away/

Dear Sir,

The following is from the article on the above webpage.

"They’re like America’s grandparents. I saw my grandparents in them,” Jim said. “And I made it a block before I pulled over and called the bank. And I asked them if I could pay off the past due amount.”

What does "make it a block" mean?

Thanks!

Jason
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It means he was driving away, and he "made it a block" (he got as far as one block) before he pulled over and called the bank.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:05 am    Post subject: Thank you! I got it! Reply with quote

Thank you! I got it!
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