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    #1

    blink and star down?

    Hello Everyone,

    What does blink and staring down mean in the following sentence?


    Asked by reporters if he blinked in staring down Soviet leader Gorbachev over the Daniloff affair, the President said they blinked


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    Sky


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    #2

    Re: blink and star down?

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    A common game that is played among two people to test stamina is that they stare at each other. The first person to blink loses.

    Perhaps that helps.

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    Re: blink and star down?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    (Not a teacher)

    A common game that is played among two people to test stamina is that they stare at each other. The first person to blink loses.

    Perhaps that helps.
    Thanks, i got it. It means
    stare down :To cause to waver or give in by or as if by staring.

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