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    Dear teacher,

    Can you tell me the meaning of the phrase in the subject line?

    Thanks!

    :D

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    Default Re: on the block

    It can be hard to tell the meaning of a phrase outside of context. "On the block" might mean "for sale" as at auction. I think I recall an expression "on the trading block" which means the same thing. It might also have another meaning, perhaps a literal one.

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