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    What do these mean pls? :D

    1.What does "Your reputation proceeds you." mean?

    2.In "tensions are running high", what does "running high" mean?

    3.In "It was these traits that saw Chris earn his wings.", what does "earning one's wings" mean?

    4.Does " He was scouted by the special forces." mean " He was recruited by the special forces."?

    Thank you very much in advance!

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    Re: What do these mean pls? :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    1.What does "Your reputation proceeds you." mean? The phrase is "Your reputation preceeds you". It means "We knew all about you before meeting you".
    2.In "tensions are running high", what does "running high" mean? At a high level. A highly tense situation.

    3.In "It was these traits that saw Chris earn his wings.", what does "earning one's wings" mean? In aviation "to earn one's wings" is to become qulified as a pilot.

    4.Does " He was scouted by the special forces." mean " He was recruited by the special forces."? Yes.

    Thank you very much in advance!
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    Re: What do these mean pls? :D

    Thank you very much! Those are such a help to me!

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