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    (1) What does it mean when one says "the devil lies in the details". (2) What does the phrase in bold mean in the following : " the geriatrics were put out to pastures a few years ago".

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    Default Re: devil in the details

    Quote Originally Posted by Romel Panzer View Post
    (1) What does it mean when one says "the devil lies in the details". (2) What does the phrase in bold mean in the following : " the geriatrics were put out to pastures a few years ago".
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    The devil is in the detail - An apparently attractive package hides some unpleasant realities that will only become apparent with experience (and when people 'read the fine print'): 'The Chancellor's 2p cut in the basic rate of Income Tax grabbed the headlines, but - as so often with Gordon Brown - the devil is in the detail.'

    Put out to pasture - retired. Pasture is green fields. A horse that has finished its working life is (if it's lucky) put out to pasture. The old people ("geriatrics") were pensioned off.

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