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Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
EU steps up the pressure on Irish banks, opens talks with IMF
step up = to increase, especially in stages or
step up = to improve one's performance or take on more responsibility, especially at a crucial time
Thanks for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 27-Dec-2010 at 10:40.
I beg to differ. In this context it is clear that the EU is increasing its pressure on the Irish banks. It would not be appropriate to infer that the EU had previously shown a poor approach.