So here is a line I couldn't understand from the TV drama Manifest (2018)

[Look, I don't understand. I was trying to race to you so I can get you my research off of the portal.]

Said by a medical researcher to her superior. And her superior answered:

[I got your research five years ago.]

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SO I know [get you my research off] means give my research to you, but what's the meaning of [of the portal]?

The researcher was one of the passengers of a commercial airliner who suddenly reappear after being presumed dead for five years. It would be nice if anybody can answer, I'm an English learner~

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"The portal" is an electronic tool that the junior researcher uses to store or disseminate her research.

I do not work in the medical field so it is not clear to me exactly what this portal is in this context, but a portal in computing is an electronic resource (usually a website) that compiles other websites or indexes resources from a other locations. In this case presumably this refers to a research paper written previously by the junior character that was published or circulated and is most easily accessed through the portal that medical researchers customarily use.

  • That's exactly what I need! I can understand this line now, thank you very much!
    – scarlett
    Oct 1, 2018 at 2:52

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