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Re: The grail

Posted by Bob on August 15, 2004

In Reply to: Re: The grail posted by Henry on August 14, 2004

: : : : Hi

: : : : What is the meaning of to grab the grail? Any connection with the holy grail? Is it being successful after a serie of failures? Is it achieving the very difficult or the unexpected?

: : : : The sentence in question is: It so happened that someone else published a paper just ahead of her. Her research group then GRABBED THE GRAIL at the very end of the year, showing that her fermions did exist as molecules...

: : : : Thanks.

: : : : JC

: : : Yes, it's an association with the holy grail, representing the ultimate prize in a search.

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: : Thanks Bob.

: : JC

: You'll find it in the Oxford Dictionary as Holy Grail.

... and finding it does, indeed, seem to be the problem.