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    beeja is offline Member
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    Default few strings remaining untied

    Hello,

    I have a question. The paragraph reads:

    My banker squandered a power-packed opportunity. She goes through buisness life's revolving door on somebody else's push. She could have ensured my continuing relationship with the bank. She could have won my enthusiastic business support wrapped in a perfect package with few strings remaining untied. She didn't.

    I know that banker lost her opportunity to gain business from the writer. But I don't understand the bold sentence at all. Does it mean "fully and willingly business support"? but why saying "perfect pacakge with few strings untied"? Can anyone explain to me? Thank you.

    Beeja

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    Default Re: few strings remaining untied

    Quote Originally Posted by beeja View Post
    Hello,

    I have a question. The paragraph reads:

    My banker squandered a power-packed opportunity. She goes through buisness life's revolving door on somebody else's push. She could have ensured my continuing relationship with the bank. She could have won my enthusiastic business support wrapped in a perfect package with few strings remaining untied. She didn't.

    I know that banker lost her opportunity to gain business from the writer. But I don't understand the bold sentence at all. Does it mean "fully and willingly business support"? but why saying "perfect pacakge with few strings untied"? Can anyone explain to me? Thank you.

    Beeja
    "a mutually beneficial contract or agreement with only a few unresolved details"

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