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Take the face off the clock

Posted by Smokey Stover on July 21, 2006

In Reply to: Take the face off the clock posted by ESC on July 20, 2006

: TAKE THE FACE OFF THE CLOCK -- To look at a matter in detail. Loan expert heard today (July 19, 2006) on National Public Radio (U.S.) program on a home-lending program.

The face on the clock is necessary for display purposes (the user interface, if you like), but conceals the mechanism. So to see what's going on, one has to remove the face. Yes, I know, very obvious. So sue me.

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