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    Default questions again!!

    Hi guys,

    1) Now granted, if you can't carry a tune, being an opera singer might be a stretch, but even that kind of urge would have a counterpart of some kine, a reason for being within you.

    what does the red fonts mean?

    2) It's the "get it now or start all over" kind of pressure-cooker frequency we're living in.

    I think the pressure-cooker in the above sentence is just a word to give a clearer picture but no real meaning at all, right?

    3) What is the "Partner-Hopper"?

    4) What does "The Point Gang" mean? the important group of people??

    5) Lessons, for anyone on this so-called "path" today, are coming fast with big wallops. We're hitting repeat bars faster, and security rugs are being pulled out from under us (and everybody) everywhere we turn.

    What does the red fonts mean?

    that's all for today. Thankssssssssssss


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    A 'pressure cooker' is a type of saucepan that is sealed so that the pressure builds up and it cooks faster. It's used to imply great pressure or strain being imposed on us.

    If you pull the rug from under someone feet, you change the situation very rapidly, naking it difficult for people. The current situation is removing standards of security that we alll took for ganted a few years ago as the world changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    A 'pressure cooker' is a type of saucepan that is sealed so that the pressure builds up and it cooks faster. It's used to imply great pressure or strain being imposed on us.

    If you pull the rug from under someone feet, you change the situation very rapidly, naking it difficult for people. The current situation is removing standards of security that we alll took for ganted a few years ago as the world changes.
    Tks and how about the "partner-hopper" and "the point gang"? What do they mean? couldn't find on dictionary.


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    A patner-hopper is someone who changes partner regularly. I don't know 'point gang'. Have you got the context?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    A patner-hopper is someone who changes partner regularly. I don't know 'point gang'. Have you got the context?
    A point man is a man who has a very important, prominent role in an enterprise.

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    Thanks; I didn't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    A point man is a man who has a very important, prominent role in an enterprise.
    Tks, actually i think it can mean "The pioneers" or "The Influencer", you know 'coz "point" can be adjective meaning important or major. Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeja
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    A point man is a man who has a very important, prominent role in an enterprise.
    Tks, actually i think it can mean "The pioneers" or "The Influencer", you know 'coz "point" can be adjective meaning important or major. Am I right?
    In AE, a point man can also be a soldier who goes in front of the others to see if there is any danger ahead.

    The noun "point" can mean significant idea or main idea, but I haven't ever heard it used as an adjective. I only use it as a noun or verb. "Point man" is a compound noun.

    Sometimes it's hard to discuss the meaning of a term without any context.

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