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I think this is a UK idiomatic usage. It seems to be fairly common these days although I can't find any references to origin or reason for current usage. I suspect that the writer is trying to be hip. It's like some form of pidgin English. It reminds me of the line from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (bit of a spoiler):


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The ash knowledge is a reference to the classic Sherlock Holmes from the novels. The punch is for being drunk and obnoxious. Spark Notes have an article on classic Sherlock Holmes references, and they have a small section that covers the ash discussion perfectly, so I'll quote it in its entirety: During a particularly memorable scene in [The Sign of ...


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Sherlock was convinced that the Abominable bride had somehow managed to successfully fake her death in order to kill her husband and never be convicted of the murder. He then assumed that she stuck around in order to commit more murders and go on with her life in secret, so attempted to catch her in the act. He successfully and quickly deduced that other ...


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A LiveJournal (apparently that's still a thing...) user called Ariane Devere has posted a transcript of the special episode which, based on my recollection, appears to be accurate (for the ending, at least, which is the only part I checked). You can read the relevant section below, if you wish, though I'd personally suggest finding a way to watch it. Note: ...


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A reporter at Forbes has (part of) the answer: Okay, yes there were around 20 minutes of “behind the scenes” footage, including an amusing “random set details you probably missed” featurette, that will presumably end up on the DVD/Blu Ray release, but less than the estimated 70 minutes or so of documentary material that will end up on said ...



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