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What is the meaning of "Make a dragon wanna retire man" from "uptown funk" song in below:

I’m too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire man

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is lyric interpretation. – Kristina Lopez May 15 '15 at 20:30
  • @KristinaLopez - it is a very literal unambiguous interpretation, though. – user66974 May 15 '15 at 20:45
  • @Josh61: I'd have closevoted as Too Localised if we still had that available as a reason, but I'll go along with Kristina here. For much the same reason, really - non-obvious things in song lyrics, poetry, etc. are usually effectively "one-offs" (and/or a matter of opinion - i.e. POB). And if we really accept your "literal unambiguous interpretation" position, I'd have thought that makes it also Too Basic. – FumbleFingers May 15 '15 at 21:31
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    the ", man" part on the end is, simply, the "man" you can throw on the end of ANY setnece. (Same as "dude".) "Nice car, man" "Great house, man" – Fattie May 16 '15 at 3:36
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    Please explain what you don't understand about the phrase, showing the research you have done. If you are still learning the language, you might like the site for English Language Learners – Matt E. Эллен May 18 '15 at 12:42
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I am so hot (slang for attractive) that a dragon (who breathes fire) will want to to retire, since they realise they can't possibly compete with me and be 'hotter' than me.

To be clear the ", man" on the end can be added on any sentence ("Nice shoes, man").

  • Yes, of course, perfectly explained. – Fattie May 16 '15 at 3:38

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