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    "So that idea that Lehman Brothers would still exist if only it were called Lehman Sisters? Maybe there is something to it, but not because females running the place would lack the testosterone needed to leverage the place into the ground. No, they would still be with us because they were managing their money more carefully than the male-run firms. They wouldn't have a choice."

    More: Why Women Don't Take Risks With Their Money - Helaine Olen - The Atlantic

    Is running the place an antonym for running the show? Does running the place mean escaping reality or less effective?

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    Default Re: "... running the place ..."

    To run a place, as in the text, is to manage something. This term could be used in various situations - "With the lack of discipline you would think that the sailors ran the place", "Old Joe is running the tavern now that Phil has gone into the Army".

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    Default Re: "... running the place ..."

    1 No 2 No IMO
    Last edited by Tdol; 19-Nov-2012 at 10:17. Reason: 1 yes -> no. Sorry, I took it as a synonym.

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    Default Re: "... running the place ..."

    "Running the place" and "running the show" are synonyms, not antonyms.

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    Default Re: "... running the place ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Running the place" and "running the show" are synonyms, not antonyms.
    Thank you- a misreading on my part.

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