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The Socs have jumped Ponyboy, and are taunting him about his hair. At this point, they are holding him down with a knife at his throat. The phrase is not just a threat of violence it implies the Soc is about to slit Ponyboy's throat , but a reference to the distinguishing quality that makes Ponyboy stand out as a Greaser: his hair. Ponyboy has just finished relating the story of Johnny's attack to Cherry, and to the reader for the first time. Cherry is shocked, but points out to him that not all Socs act that way, just like not all Greasers act like Dally.