What does "it is not like she'd Fedex a 6-carat diamond" mean in the following context?

Two young ladies chat and one feels like she would be proposed by her boy friend. She knew that her boy friend had a lunch with his family secretly and his mom flew in from the remote area. That is why she feels like she would be proposed by his boyfriend. Then, her friend also tries to cheer her up, saying that why else would she(his mom) have flown in from the remote area?, and "It is not like she would FedEx a 6-carat diamond".

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    I don't understand "Fexdex" or "FedEx" ? Because i know FedEx is a delivery company which is related (can mean "She cannot deliver the diamond ring with FedEx") but Fexdex? I don't know.
    – 0_o
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 6:15
  • "...she would be proposed to by her boyfriend..."
    – TimR
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 9:21
  • I am sorry it is typo. "FedEx" is correct word I should have typed.
    – Tim
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 23:41

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I assume you meant "FedEx".

The friend is suggesting that the mom is delivering the ring in person, as opposed to sending it by FedEx.

We sometimes use nouns that are not also verbs as verbs. It's typically informal. Here, the speaker is using the proper noun FedEx as a verb to mean ship, send, delivery by FedEx. We can understand this from the context and from the fact that FedEx is a large delivery company.

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    In English, any noun can be verbed, though it weirds the language.
    – dan04
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 13:57
  • Thank you for your explanation, and yes I am sorry it was typo. Your explanation about "the suggestion" is good for me to understand the context. Thank you so much.
    – Tim
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 23:45

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