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    "leave in place"

    Please help me know what "leave in place" means and if it is a idiom or a phrasal verb. Thanks very much.

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    What does "leave in place" mean?

    I did read an article in Blommberg and don't know the meaning. It's in the sentence: "We are not going to walk away from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and leave unchanged, and leave in place, the tragic vulnerabilities that caused this crisis"
    Please help me understand this sentence. Thank you very much!

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    Re: What does "leave in place" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by my kitty View Post
    I did read an article in Blommberg and don't know the meaning. It's in the sentence: "We are not going to walk away from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and leave unchanged, and leave in place, the tragic vulnerabilities that caused this crisis"
    Please help me understand this sentence. Thank you very much!

    Kitty
    If you leave something in place, you do not remove it, so the person is trying to reassure the reader or listener that they will make sure that the things that caused the crisis will be dealt with. It could be things like problems in the laws or the systems for checking the activities of banks that need to be changed.

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