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    "The calculating Yemeni president had several ideas as to how Bush could repay him for his vigilance and quick action. In Saleh's mind, the Washington trip was a shopping spree, and he landed in D.C. with a wish list. Another war against the Huthi separatists in the north -- the third in as many years -- was just getting underway, and the president needed to replenish his armory. He had helped the Americans with al Qaeda, and now he wanted help with his own terrorists."
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    According to context, what do we mean by a shopping spree?

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    Default Re: "a shopping spree"

    Do you understand what a shopping spree is when used in the usual context?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: "a shopping spree"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you understand what a shopping spree is when used in the usual context?
    Thank you, emsr2d2. No, I don't. However, I am familiar with another term; window shopping.

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    Default Re: "a shopping spree"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Thank you, emsr2d2. No, I don't.
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    Have you checked a dictionary?

    spree - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Have you checked a dictionary?

    spree - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    Thank you, Chicken Sandwich. To be honest, I do pay more attention to the context in which I do try my best to figure out the word meaning. However, the context did fail to help me understand the meaning of a shopping spree.


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    Default Re: "a shopping spree"

    If you go on a shopping spree, you spend a lot of money. You might visit a lot of shops in the process or you might just buy a lot of things all in one shop.

    In the context you provided, the Yemeni president went to President Bush with a long list of things he wanted. He viewed it like a shopping spree. He imagined it as if he was going to a big department store and would be coming out with lots and lots of stuff!
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