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    dwarf

    Hi,
    how can you say it with other words:
    "The largest companies in some industries are now dwarfed by their foreign rivals"
    I think, they are going to get smaller?
    2) "The unsuccessful bid shows, even deals that make sound business sense can be scuppered for other reasons"
    Last edited by me78; 16-Sep-2006 at 13:31.

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    Re: dwarf

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    Hi,
    how can you say it with other words:
    "The largest companies in some industries are now dwarfed by their foreign rivals"
    I think, they are going to get smaller?
    In my opinion you could substitute "dwarf" with "overshadowed."

    It doesn't necessarily mean that the companies you mention are going to get smaller. Rather that their foreign rivals are bigger in comparision. Another way of expressing the same meaning would be : "The foreign rivals tower over our largest companies."

    VS

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    Re: dwarf

    thank you, could you help me with the second sentence, I'll write it later,10x

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    Re: dwarf

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    Hi,
    how can you say it with other words:
    "The largest companies in some industries are now dwarfed by their foreign rivals"
    I think, they are going to get smaller?
    2) "The unsuccessful bid shows, even deals that make sound business sense can be scuppered for other reasons"
    "makes sound business sense" - you could say instead, "makes good business sense." Basically that the proposed deal was well thought out and would have been profitable for your business and/or helped your business to grow.
    "scuppered" - to prevent from happening or succeeding; ruin; wreck
    hope I have been of help again, VS

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    Re: dwarf

    So just one more and stop:
    But these days the phrase carries a nasty whiff.
    And do you know a synonym for flamboyant expample?
    thank you soooo much

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    Re: dwarf

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    So just one more and stop:
    But these days the phrase carries a nasty whiff.
    And do you know a synonym for flamboyant expample?
    thank you soooo much
    So you promise to stop? hehehehe

    a nasty whiff - a bad smell; offensive. An example being if a phrase is not politically correct (PC) anymore. It could be offensive on the grounds that it is sexist or racist.

    A synonym for "flamboyant example" hmmmmmm.. you could substitute "flamboyant" with many similar words, depending on the specific example. You could use : striking; colourful; flashy; showy; brilliant; dazzling
    to name but a few
    Maybe I am no good at giving flamboyant examples VS hehehehe

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    Re: dwarf

    thank you so much, I'll not disturb you anymore, this articles make me seek,if I can say it in this way........til now I'll be silent, maybe toworrow again
    bye and have a nice day, in my town is rainy

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