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    Lightbulb burning wires

    What does 'burning the wires" means inthefollowingsentence: At first it was a straw in the wind, then a whisper. Now it is loud chatter burning the wires that General Pervez Musharraf is tralking to Benazir Bhutto to ensure that the next election s throw up a government that will both remain under his control and have more democratic credentials and credibility than the present set-up.

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    Re: burning wires

    It means that telephones are being used a lot and that the talk is animated or angry.

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