In Fight Club (1999), Narrator speaks to faker at support groups:

Narrator: I can't cry if another faker is present, and I need this. So you gotta find somewhere else to go.

Faker: Candy-stripe a cancer ward. It's not my problem.

Is "is" ommited before "a cancer"?

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"Candy strip" is functioning as a verb.

A "candy striper" is a volunteer nurse (from the narrow striped pinafores that they traditionally wore), so "Candy-stripe a cancer ward" means "Work as volunteer in a cancer ward".

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