[Ads-l] roasted

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 6 20:22:29 UTC 2015


The documentary film _Meru_ features  extreme alpinist Conrad Anker
confessing on the rock wall of Meru Peak (in 2008, IIRC), "I'm roasted."

At first I thought he meant thoroughly exhausted, but the consensus at
UrbanD is that "roasted" usu. means 'beaten or defeated.'

JL

-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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