Recently I watched "The Power Of The Dog" movie. In that movie, Phil, the main character was telling his brother "you could take her out without putting sack over her head."

So I need to know, what does he mean by that?

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    I haven't seen the film in question, but it's very likely to be "without putting a sack over her head".
    – psmears
    Feb 17 at 15:52

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He means that the woman being discussed is not so ugly that her face needs to be concealed: she is attractive.

Of course, it's a figure of speech, not literal.

  • thank you sir for your reply, it means so much.
    – user151675
    Feb 17 at 5:22
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    @RavinduRukshan, If Jack has answered your question you can accept his answer by clicking on the green tick next to his answer. Or you can wait to see if a better answer is written.
    – James K
    Feb 17 at 7:59
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    @RavinduRukshan - many people in Western countries would say this is a nasty, stupid, and unpleasant way to talk about women. Feb 17 at 8:41
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    @JackO'Flaherty - thinking about it not just Western countries. Feb 17 at 13:10
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    Wow, obviously context matters. Having not seen the movie, I thought for sure it meant "You could take her out [kill her] without putting a sack over her head [she will be killed so you don't have to worry if she already knows your face]"
    – BruceWayne
    Feb 17 at 14:55

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