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    foster parents/sleight-of-hand artist/a storm is brewing/peruse

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    There is one small hope for him. He might have foster parents soon.
    foster parents = adaptive parents

    Ricky Jay is an actor, bibliophile, historian of magic, arguably the greatest living sleight-of-hand artist, and a master of the art of deception.
    sleight-of-hand artist = trickster, mugger, juggler

    "Sire, I have every reason to believe that a storm is brewing in the south."
    a storm is brewing = something is preparing to happen, like the way clouds gather and the weather changes before a storm

    "Has your majesty perused yesterday's report?" to peruse = to read thoroughly

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: foster parents/sleight-of-hand artist/a storm is brewing/peruse

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    There is one small hope for him. He might have foster parents soon.
    foster parents = adaptive parents Temporary carers/parents [Adoptive parents are permanent]

    Ricky Jay is an actor, bibliophile, historian of magic, arguably the greatest living sleight-of-hand artist, and a master of the art of deception.
    sleight-of-hand artist = trickster, mugger, juggler

    "Sire, I have every reason to believe that a storm is brewing in the south."
    a storm is brewing = something is preparing to happen, like the way clouds gather and the weather changes before a storm

    "Has your majesty perused yesterday's report?" to peruse = to read thoroughly

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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