(1) I have read the phrase "it sucks" many a time. I could get the meaning with reference to its context. But I haven't yet come to its grip. What the phrase exactly means. (2) Kindly explain the meaning of the phrase in bold " Powell sinned against the light. Other in the cabal sneered at him." (3) -------that the illegal migration is becoming a lucrative business for the mafia is not lost on the Indian government and the russian embassy (in New Delhi) .