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    #1

    Can you guys help me with a phrase?

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    The US has so dismantled al-Qaeda that the potential for a near-term strike on US soil *.

    What is *? I have googled it, but it turns out nothing.

    Very appreciate.

    Michael from China.

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    #2

    Re: Can you guys help me with a phrase?

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    The US has so dismantled al-Qaeda that the potential for a near-term strike on US soil seems slim.

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    #3

    Re: Can you guys help me with a phrase?

    It sounds like sleem slim. I know it's not correct. Is it a slip???

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    #4

    Re: Can you guys help me with a phrase?

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: Can you guys help me with a phrase?

    Great. You're one in a million

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