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    touch in base? shed some light? play by ear?

    I have heard these terms but not sure their EXACT meanings and spellings.

    Any suggestion will be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Re: touch in base? shed some light? play by ear?

    Quote Originally Posted by ski
    I have heard these terms but not sure their EXACT meanings and spellings.

    Any suggestion will be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    1. touch base: to make contact, to check in with someone

    I want to touch base with Jack before we decide.

    2. shed light on: to illuminate, to explain

    Hopefully, this new manual will shed some light on our problem.

    3. play by ear: literal -- to play a musical instrument without reading music.

    figurative -- to perform any task without the needed practice or preparation

    My daughter can play the sonata by ear.
    I haven't finished the report for the meeting so we'll play it by ear.

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    touch base? - to contact someone - usually for a specific reason - many times, though not always in a business context


    shed some light? - to explain something - make something clear - to make something more understandable


    play by ear? - to do something without a specific plan or idea of what you are going to do - or how you are going to do it

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