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What's the meaning of the expression, “she'd spit it back out”, in the following sentence?

That's how Jenny handled language; if she didn't understand it, she'd spit it back out

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I also came across this expression on YouTube. A boy was telling how he learnt a language “... so I listen to a lot of rap music, I memorize lyrics, I'd spit them back out...”

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  • Could you please provide the context, or cite the source where you saw this expression? It would be helpful towards future visitors, and you'll get +1 from me if you do! – Mari-Lou A Jun 8 '16 at 16:44
  • "That's how Jenny handled language; if she didn't understand it, she'd spit it back out." Actually, I came across this expression on youtube. A boy was telling how he learnt a language "... so I listen to a lot of rap music, I memorize lyrics, I'd spit them back out..." – Nastasya Jun 8 '16 at 18:24
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The sense here is that she repeated exactly what she'd heard without understanding and without modification.

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