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I've just started to translate BLOOD by Maggie Gee into my native language (Vietnamese). In the very first paragraphs of the book, I came across a difficult line, which reads

Dad is dead, and I’ve never liked him. Yes, it’s true, I was heard ‘making threats’

I am confused as to what it means in English the phrase I was heard ‘making threats’

Does anybody know? Any help would be appreciated.

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    As I understand, it means....."others heard me making threats..."
    – Ram Pillai
    Mar 10, 2020 at 7:20
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    The fact that "making threats" is in quotes indicates that what he was heard to say is open to some interpretation, so e.g. a bystander may have interpreted his words as more threatening than he intended.
    – nnnnnn
    Mar 10, 2020 at 8:34

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