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    Arrive at action

    Hi everybody!

    What's 'arrive at action', like in 'How do we arrive at action?' Can it simply mean 'What's to be done?' or 'What's the right way to ...' or what?

    Many thanx!

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    Re: Arrive at action

    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Brybe View Post
    Hi everybody!

    What's 'arrive at action', like in 'How do we arrive at action?' Can it simply mean 'What's to be done?' or 'What's the right way to ...' or what?

    Many thanx!
    Kind of a clumsy way to state what you have presented as alternatives which I like better.

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    Re: Arrive at action

    Thanx, Bill! Heard an American use the expression in a 1960s TV program. Outdated? Or just clumsy?

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    Re: Arrive at action

    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Brybe View Post
    Thanx, Bill! Heard an American use the expression in a 1960s TV program. Outdated? Or just clumsy?
    "Arrive alive" is pretty popular (anti-drinking and driving slogan) but I'm not familiar with Arrive at action.


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    Re: Arrive at action

    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Brybe View Post
    Thanx, Bill! Heard an American use the expression in a 1960s TV program. Outdated? Or just clumsy?
    Probably one of many 'once and done' expressions. Given a choice, I would classify as clumsy.

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