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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
I have signed the resignation of the government and I will not hesitate to table it if you put me under pressure," PM Boyko Borissov said during talks with farmers, commenting the strikes of medical workers across the country.
table = propose; bring up for discussion/submit for discussion
We will table that for later.
table = to postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve
The telephone call came while they were all at table.
at the table = at a meal; at the dinner table
Months into her tenure as the European Union high representative for foreign affairs, Catherine Ashton has announced she is discussing with Israel the possibility of traveling to Gaza as part of a Middle East tour this month.
tenure = the holding of something, such as a position
A hungry Fox saw some fine bunches of Grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis, and did his best to reach them by jumping as high as he could into the air.
train = to cause (a plant or one's hair) to take a desired course or shape, as by manipulating; to hang or cause to hang down and be pulled along behind:
Iraqis Defy Blasts in Strong Turnout for Pivotal Election
turnout = attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)
While at home, he finishes the complaint for the case he has been assigned and then brings it to his office, leaving instructions for his assistants to file the complaint in court on the following day, which marks the end of the statute of limitations for the case.
statute of limitations = a statute setting a time limit on legal action in certain cases
Beckett suffers from bowel spasms at home and is rushed to the hospital.
to rush to the hospital = to drive to the hospital hastily
However, the complaint is finally discovered and is filed with the court at the last possible moment.
file = register; apply, represent documents
The following day, Beckett is dismissed by the firm's partners, who had previously referred to him as their "friend", but now question his professional abilities in light of the misplaced document.
in light of = in consideration of, in relationship to
The teacher changed John's grade in the light of the extra work in the workbook.
in light of = as a result of new information; by means of new ideas
In light of the muddy field, the football team wore their old uniforms.
in light of = because of
Schools were closed for the day in view of the heavy snowstorm.
in view of = after thinking about; because of
In view of rising labor costs, many companies have turned to automation.
in view of = in the light of
Unable to find a lawyer willing to represent him, Beckett is compelled to act as his own attorney.
to act as his own attorney = to act in person
Miller, who is admittedly homophobic and knows little about Beckett's disease, initially declines to take the case and immediately visits his doctor to find out if he could have contracted the disease through shaking Beckett's hand.
find out = discover through examination or inquiry
Thank you for your efforts.
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