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    relay race sorts

    The race for Rashtrapati Bhavan seems to be in the final leg with a relay race of sorts on between Congress and its allies. And now even the Opposition is being wooed to join in.

    Please explain the highlighted ones.


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    Re: relay race sorts

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The race for Rashtrapati Bhavan seems to be in the final leg with a relay race of sorts on between Congress and its allies. And now even the Opposition is being wooed to join in.

    Please explain the highlighted words/phrases.

    Relay races have four legs, each one run by a different runner. The elections are now entering their final phase [the final leg].

    I am not sure quite what the author means by "a relay race of sorts between Congress and its allies" - I think he simply means they are in competition with each other.

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