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    Default expression "to come from the back of the field"

    It also underlines the point I made earlier that if the Union sometimes has to come from the back of the field on issues of concern to it, then we should perhaps learn to box a little more clever and to be a little more strategic.

    "to come from the back of the field" can anyone help on this one?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: expression "to come from the back of the field"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dino
    It also underlines the point I made earlier that if the Union sometimes has to come from the back of the field on issues of concern to it, then we should perhaps learn to box a little more clever and to be a little more strategic.

    "to come from the back of the field" can anyone help on this one?

    Thank you
    This is an analogy to horse racing. The entrants in a horse race are referred to collectively as a field. A horse that moves from last place (or close to last place) to first place, comes from the back of the field.

    This sentence mixes that with a boxing analogy, which is silly. :wink:

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