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    Default What does the phrasal verb "set to limp" mean?

    Hi all,

    Please, explain me the meaning of the phrasal verb "set to limp".

    The original sentence is here:

    "With the global economy set to limp its way through 2012, gold prices continue to soar toward a record high."

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    Default Re: What does the phrasal verb "set to limp" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddamdia View Post
    Please, explain me the meaning of the phrasal verb "set to limp".
    There is no phrasal verb here.

    If a person or thing is set to do something then that thing is arranged or foreseen. Your sentence means approximately the same as: As the current situation strongly suggests that the global economy will limp its way through 2012, gold prices will ...

    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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