How to read (transcription):
to think (about a problem, how to solve a task, etc.)
Can't tell (solve) immediately. Need to think about it.
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Have you got into a fairy-tale? [A sarcastic question meaning "What the hell happened to you that it took you so long?"]
(lit: as only so promptly) an informal way to avoid answering question 'when?'
the process of learning by heart, cramming
to kill; to bump off
crazy, wacko, loony, nuts, off one's rocker
to get tired
it came to one, one at least got the idea
to get into a mess