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I've watched a TV show about house renovation. After they take down a old window and carry it away. A guy says something like:

It was a decent window. Jeepers have some weight to it

What does this phrase mean in this context?

  • I thought better of posting as an answer so I attempted to delete - I was only trying to clarify and augment the answer that Robbie_R gave you. He was before me and deserves the points for a selected answer. Please try to uncheck my answer and select Robbie_R. – user98990 Feb 15 '15 at 11:41
  • Done! I really like the atmosphere here – mko Feb 15 '15 at 11:44
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    Could it have been It was a decent window. Jeepers – it has some weight to it!? – Edwin Ashworth Feb 15 '15 at 12:25
  • @EdwinAshworth you must be right. I – mko Feb 15 '15 at 19:38
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To have some substance to it.

In this context, if it is a wood window, better quality timbers will be more dense, therefore heavier. Even a pine window will come in a range of densities with heavier woods seen as better for the purpose.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wood-density-d_40.html

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  • Hey thanks for your quick answer, it makes sense, could you explain the structure to me more: somebody have some weight to the window, I don't the weight of the window has anything to do with the person that is Jeepers – mko Feb 15 '15 at 10:04
  • Is there really a person named Jeepers on the show? "Jeepers" is also an old exclamation that expresses surprise. – Barmar Feb 15 '15 at 10:11
  • Yes, it sounds to me like an expression of surprise at being caught out by the weight of the window. – Robbie_R Feb 15 '15 at 10:16
  • +1 Robbie - "Jeepers!" is a shortened form of the vernacular introjection: Jeepers Creepers. The Urban Dictionary has this: jeepers creepers: 1) intj. An expression of extreme surprise. Derived from "Jesus Christ". "**have some weight to it": you probably misheard or mistyped, the commom phrase is "has some weight to it" i.e., "this window frame is much heavier than I expected!" – user98990 Feb 15 '15 at 11:32
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    Sorry Robbie, I added as an answer what you see in the comment above but I realized you had answered good enough and deleted my answer and re-posted it as comment - somehow my delete didn't take and the answer remained. I apologize I didn't mean to crowd you out. – user98990 Feb 15 '15 at 11:46
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"Jeepers!" is a shortened form of the vernacular introjection: Jeepers Creepers

The Urban Dictionary has this:

jeepers creepers: 1) intj. An expression of extreme surprise. Derived from "Jesus Christ"

"have some weight to it": you probably misheard or mistyped, the commom phrase is "has some weight to it" i.e., "this window frame is much heavier than I expected!"

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