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    take tomorrow by storm

    I hope that Hong Kong will take tomorrow by storm. And when it does, History will stand and cheer.

    What does "take tomorrow by storm" mean in the above sentence?

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    Re: take tomorrow by storm

    Quote Originally Posted by wanka View Post
    I hope that Hong Kong will take tomorrow by storm. And when it does, History will stand and cheer.

    What does "take tomorrow by storm" mean in the above sentence?
    I would guess it means something like "move very confidently into the future".

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    Re: take tomorrow by storm

    Storm | Define Storm at Dictionary.com

    See definition 4.

    To take something by storm is to launch an all-out assault on it.

    take by storm - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    It also has figurative uses.

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    Re: take tomorrow by storm

    Quote Originally Posted by wanka View Post
    I hope that Hong Kong will take tomorrow by storm. And when it does, History will stand and cheer.

    What does "take tomorrow by storm" mean in the above sentence?
    See previous responses, but just another point. "Hope", suggests a degree of uncertainty, whereas "when" (in your post) would suggest a likelihood. I would prefer to use "if" in place of "when" in the sentence.

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    Re: take tomorrow by storm

    Quote Originally Posted by wanka View Post
    I hope that Hong Kong will take tomorrow by storm. And when it does, History will stand and cheer.

    What does "take tomorrow by storm" mean in the above sentence?
    What's the context? If it's about the Olympics, that could explain the change in certainty billmcd (among others) dislikes. In that case it means 'I hope the HK contestant[s] do[es] well tomorrow.'

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    Re: take tomorrow by storm

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    What's the context?
    I agree- context would decide whether this sentence works or not.

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