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Please explain this sentence to me. If context is needed, it was from a show where the girlfriend says “i’m not mad at you” and this is the boyfriend’s reply “Okay, I’m just going to climb in from off this ledge”

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  • Is the particular difficulty the use of from and off together? – Andrew Leach Jan 11 at 22:19
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    The "ledge" implied by this sentence is a ledge on the exterior of an upper floor of a multistory building, and the implication is that the person talking about "climbing in from off this ledge" got onto the ledge in the first place by climbing out a window immediately above the ledge in question, but is now going to climb back through the window and thus back inside the building. People "on ledges" is a common suicide trope and is especially associated with stock investors during the early days of the Wall Street crash at the start of the Great Depression of the 1930s. – Sven Yargs Jan 11 at 23:03
  • @AndrewLeach i suspect so. – lbf Jan 11 at 23:57
  • @SvenYargs Thank you very much. – Karitani Jan 12 at 11:47