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Re: Today's Phrases.

Posted by ESC on August 12, 2003

In Reply to: Today's Phrases. posted by kathaab afandi 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.