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    jot down/bottle up/trigger/reversal/look at/to raise the wind

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to remind you later how you envision using this material

    Let me jot down your address so that I can send you a postcard from Europe.

    jot down = write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of

    There was no understanding person to talk to, so Fred bottled up his unhappy feeling.

    Bottling up your anger leads to trouble.

    I’m sure she’s been bottling up a bigger problem.

    bottle up = to hide or hold back; control

    Our warships bottled up the enemy fleet in the harbor.

    bottle up = to hold in a place from which there is no escape; trap.

    What triggered this change and what consequences await exporters, especially American exporters who supply the lion’s share of this product to our market?

    trigger = put in motion or move to act

    lion’s share = the greater part or most of something

    The odour of food may be a trigger for salivation.

    trigger (n) = an act that sets in motion some course of events

    This issue began to once again worry some suppliers. They again began insisting on the reversal of the rule.

    reversal = the act or an instance of changing or setting aside a lower court's decision by a higher court; abolition

    Is he a hero or a villain? That depends on how you look at it.

    Depending on how you looked at it, the tea party could be called a pleasure or a bore.

    look at = to have a way of thinking or feeling toward; think about something in a certain way

    The children spend too much time looking at television.

    look at = see or watch carefully

    The method adopted was to canvass for capital donations that could then be invested to bring in a regular income, and both Balfour and Law were used to raise the wind.

    to raise the wind = to procure money

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Re: jot down/bottle up/trigger/reversal/look at/to raise the wind

    All seem fine to me, but anyone "looking at TV" is not necessarily watching carefully.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Exclamation Re: jot down/bottle up/trigger/reversal/look at/to raise the wind

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to remind you later how you envision using this material

    Let me jot down your address so that I can send you a postcard from Europe.

    jot down = write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of

    There was no understanding person to talk to, so Fred bottled up his unhappy feeling.

    Bottling up your anger leads to trouble.

    I’m sure she’s been bottling up a bigger problem.

    bottle up = to hide or hold back; control

    Our warships bottled up the enemy fleet in the harbor.

    bottle up = to hold in a place from which there is no escape; trap.

    What triggered this change and what consequences await exporters, especially American exporters who supply the lion’s share of this product to our market?

    trigger = put in motion or move to act

    lion’s share = the greater part or most of something

    The odour of food may be a trigger for salivation.
    However excessive salivation may signal a potentially serious disorder
    trigger (n) = an act that sets in motion some course of events

    This issue began to once again worry some suppliers. They again began insisting on the reversal of the rule.

    reversal = the act or an instance of changing or setting aside a lower court's decision by a higher court; abolition

    Is he a hero or a villain? That depends on how you look at it.

    Depending on how you looked at it, the tea party could be called a pleasure or a bore.

    look at = to have a way of thinking or feeling toward; think about something in a certain way

    The children spend too much time looking at television.

    look at = see or watch carefully

    The method adopted was to canvass for capital donations that could then be invested to bring in a regular income, and both Balfour and Law were used to raise the wind.

    In this age of growing uncertainties people at large are so occupied in trying to raise the wind, that they never have even a thought for the needy..
    to raise the wind = to procure money

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: jot down/bottle up/trigger/reversal/look at/to raise the wind

    Yes, they are fine. But "raise the wind" is a phrase I have never before heard. Is this a very obscure expression or has it just passed me by?

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    Re: jot down/bottle up/trigger/reversal/look at/to raise the wind

    Quote Originally Posted by kfredson View Post
    Yes, they are fine. But "raise the wind" is a phrase I have never before heard. Is this a very obscure expression or has it just passed me by?
    To raise the wind


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