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Re: Cash Phrases

Posted by Sharon on August 29, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Today's Phrases. posted by ESC on August 12, 2003

: : hi...here's today's phrases...thank you very much.

: : 1.to fork out the cash for a clinch with the sultry star.

: : 2.Sharon was a great sport

: : 3.it as just an issue affecting their neck of the woods

: : 4.to play down the significance of any such implications

: : 5.to take a stand on the issue.

: : 6.At the gut level people believe water is for everybody

: : 7.this silliness will run out of steam and the story will keel over and die in the corner of a field.

: : 8.The Libyan leader tells TIME his country will "fess up to" the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie

: : 9. They tipped off police

: : 10.was lured into a trap.

: 1. to fork out the cash for a clinch with the sultry star. To pay money for a hug or embrace with the sexy star. Movie star, star of the theater or whatever.

: 2. Sharon was a great sport. She was good-natured, didn't let things bother her.

: 3.it as just an issue affecting their neck of the woods. It is of concern to local people from a certain area.

: 4. to play down the significance of any such implications. To act as if the implications aren't important. (See Merriam-Webster for definition of implications.)

: 5. to take a stand on the issue. Make one's feelings/beliefs known on an issue.

: 6. At the gut level people believe water is for everybody. People's true down-deep belief is that water is for everyone. See "gut."
: From Merriam-Webster online -
: Main Entry: 3gut
: Function: adjective
: Date: 1964
: 1 : arising from one's inmost self : VISCERAL
: 2 : having strong impact or immediate relevance

: 7.this silliness will run out of steam and the story will keel over and die in the corner of a field. The foolishness will get tiresome and people will lose interest in the story.

: 8.The Libyan leader tells TIME his country will "fess up to" the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie. " 'Fess up" is short for "confess" and means admitting to/accepting responsibility.

: 9. They tipped off police. They contacted the police and told what was happening or about to happen.

: Main Entry: 7tip
: Function: noun
: Etymology: origin unknown
: Date: 1567
: 1 : a piece of advice or expert or authoritative information
: 2 : a piece of advance or confidential information given by one thought to have access to special or inside sources

: 10.was lured into a trap. Tricked or enticed into a trap or snare.