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    maiabulela is offline Senior Member
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    consign the concept to history

    Dear all,

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    within months Stanford was being investigated by the FBI for fraud.
    As a result, the two cricket boards cancelled all contracts with him, consigning the Stanford concept to history.


    What does this expression mean?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: consign the concept to history

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

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    within months Stanford was being investigated by the FBI for fraud.
    As a result, the two cricket boards cancelled all contracts with him, consigning the Stanford concept to history.


    What does this expression mean?

    Thanks a lot
    When we consign something to history we stop using/doing it, so it literally becomes history (something from the past that is no longer used/done).

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    Re: consign the concept to history

    PS

    I thought this question was going to be about Trotsky. /disappointed

    There's an expression in English that actually originates in Russian -- "dustbin of history". That's where things and people figuratively go or are forced to go when they are consigned to history.

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    Re: consign the concept to history

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    When we consign something to history we stop using/doing it, so it literally becomes history (something from the past that is no longer used/done).
    Always a thourough answer! It's clear now.
    SOrry to disappoint.

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