It's a line in Star War Rogue One.

- You are a hard man to find, Galen.
- But farming...
- Really? Man of your talents?

What does "Man of your talents?" mean?

Is man a verb or noun here? What does man mean?

  • @Max No, Galen is a scientist, escaping from the speaker.
    – Gqqnbig
    Jan 10, 2018 at 6:32
  • well.. is that important? What you are asking seems to verify the usage I'm asking is quite irregular...
    – Gqqnbig
    Jan 10, 2018 at 6:38
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    Galen Walton Erso is not building Death Stars like Krennic wants him to, but is instead hiding from the Empire as a farmer. What he is farming is irrelevant
    – mplungjan
    Jan 10, 2018 at 6:51

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"Man" here is a noun. We can imagine the full version of the sentence as something like this:

How can a man of your talents think of farming? You should be engaged in something more intellectual.

I did not see the movie, so I've restored the implied meaning based on your short excerpt. The real implied meaning may be different, based on the larger context.

  • Wow, awesome, it omits a lot!!
    – Gqqnbig
    Jan 10, 2018 at 6:41

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