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    dust settled over

    And when the dust settled over the Super Sixes, four teams - Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa were the survivors vying to go the distance. And when a fixture read: South Africa versus Australia, in a rematch of an earlier contested Super Sixes clash, fireworks were just around the corner.
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    Re: dust settled over

    And when the dust settled over the Super Sixes, four teams - Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa - were the survivors vying to go the distance. A metaphor - the excitement of the Super Sixes matches had raised a sort of dustcloud of comment and criticism. When this died down, it is evident that there were four surviving teams who are competing to get to the final of the Test.

    A "fixture" in this context is a match, in this case SA v. Australia.

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    Re: dust settled over

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    And when the dust settled over the Super Sixes, four teams - Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa - were the survivors vying to go the distance. A metaphor - the excitement of the Super Sixes matches had raised a sort of dustcloud of comment and criticism. When this died down, it is evident that there were four surviving teams who are competing to get to the final of the Test.

    A "fixture" in this context is a match, in this case SA v. Australia.
    Thank you for your help in all my threads. And I liked your explanation.
    I understood everything.

    except, (dust settled over).
    Is there any other way to explain this? If possible, explain please.

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    Re: dust settled over

    And when the dust settled over the Super Sixes,

    rephrase this: "when the dust (media excitement) over the Super Sixes had settled" - does it make better sense to you?

    Think of a bunch of children playing in a very dusty playground. Their activity means the dust rises into the air over their heads. When the children stop playing and stay still, the dust settles back down onto the ground. In the mtaphor, the media coverage of the matches is "the dust".

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    Re: dust settled over

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    And when the dust settled over the Super Sixes,

    rephrase this: "when the dust (media excitement) over the Super Sixes had settled" - does it make better sense to you?

    Think of a bunch of children playing in a very dusty playground. Their activity means the dust rises into the air over their heads. When the children stop playing and stay still, the dust settles back down onto the ground. In the mtaphor, the media coverage of the matches is "the dust".
    Yes, Thank you.

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