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    Dear all what is the meaning of the highlighted part in:

    "So folks that`s all from Switzerland as the kayakers take away their prices and set off on what`s left of the season"said by an announcer in a kayaking championship.

    I know that "sett of" alone means "to leave a place to somewhere else" but I can't get "set off on" in particular, and also the whole expression "
    set off on what`s left of the season"

    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    "So folks that`s all from Switzerland as the kayakers take away their priczes and set off on what`s left of the season",spacesaid by an announcer in a kayaking championship.

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    t off" alone means "to leave a place to for somewhere else" but I can't get "set off on" in particular, and also the whole expression "set off on what`s left of the season"
    You 'set off' 'on a journey'. They are leaving for the next event in the kayaking season. There is little of the season left, i.e. most of the events have already been held.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You 'set off' 'on a journey'. They are leaving for the next event in the kayaking season. There is little of the season left, i.e. most of the events have already been held.

    One more question, please. Can we translate it as "event(s)" instead of specifying it to only one event since we don't know haow many events left? Or there is something I miss?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    One more question, please. Can we translate it as "event(s)" ...?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    One more question, please. Can we translate it as "event(s)" instead of specifying it to only one event since we don't know haow many events left? Or there is something I miss?

    Thanks a lot.
    You can, but they are going to take part in the remaining events one at a time. So at the moment, they are only setting off for "the next event". After they have taken part in that event, they will again set off for "the next event" until they have finally taken part in all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can, but they are going to take part in the remaining events one at a time. So at the moment, they are only setting off for "the next event". After they have taken part in that event, they will again set off for "the next event" until they have finally taken part in all of them.
    Ok I got it.

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