A: Right, we could be sitting here all night, trying to work out what that sound is. I say we pluck up the courage to go and see what it is.
B: Good idea. We’ll open the door together. There’s safety in numbers. If there’s only one of it, we’ll outnumber it two to one.
A: I’m right behind you. One of us has to go first, and it might as well be you. Open the door slowly.
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B: Wah! What was that thing brushing past my leg? I couldn’t stop it in time! Run for your life!
A: It’s the dog, you idiot. He wants to come in. I can’t believe you thought it was a ghost.
(Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯)
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“I’m right behind you”
An offer of support, but often jokingly used in potentially dangerous circumstances to suggest that you will be safe behind the person in front of you.
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