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    scheanneth is offline Newbie
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    Question idioms?

    Is down a black diamond an idiom?

    If so, what does it mean?...

    Thank you...

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    Default Re: idioms?

    Quote Originally Posted by scheanneth View Post
    Is down a black diamond an idiom?

    If so, what does it mean?...

    Thank you...
    It is not an idiom that I know. Sometimes down can mean to swallow, but I don't think this is an idiom here.
    Is there more context?


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    Last edited by SanMar; 06-May-2011 at 04:29. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: idioms?

    Quote Originally Posted by SanMar View Post
    It is not an idiom that I know. Sometimes down can me to swallow, but I don't think this is an idiom here.
    Is there more context?


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    Seconded. Please always provide context.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_skiing

    In North America, the easiest ski runs are marked by green circles, and are typically fairly flat and smooth. Sometimes known as "bunny slopes", they are usually groomed by specially equipped snowcats every night. A blue square marks slopes of medium difficulty; these blue squares may be steeper or narrower than green circles, or they may be left in a natural state rather than machine-groomed. A black diamond run is yet steeper than a blue square and often involves challenging terrain such as moguls, narrow passes, unmarked obstacles, double fall lines, or gladed sections. A double black diamond is for experts only; these trails are steep, rarely groomed, and often left in a completely natural state. There is no standard for these designations, however, and each ski resort determines them relative to their own terrain difficulty.

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