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    down the ages...

    hi, can you help with these sayings?
    - down the ages
    - not least
    - to paint yourself into a corner
    - off the coast

    Thanx

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    Re: down the ages...

    1 Throughout history/for a very long time
    2- it means that this is not the least important- we often say 'last but not least' to show that the position in the list doesn't reflect the importance.
    3- Get yourself into a position where you can't escape, or get out of trouble.

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