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    below par/flat out/in spades/extort/carry out/high-ranking

    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?

    Then there are those who work in manufacturing, in police forces or hospitals who suffer because they are constantly functioning below par .

    Bob was fired because his work has been below par for several months now.

    below par = not up to the average, normal, or desired standard

    I don't know how we're going to do it, even if we work flat out every day.

    He saw two men running flat-out from the wild rhinoceros.

    flat out = at top speed; as fast as possible

    He told the true story flat out.

    The student told his teacher flat-out that he was not listening to her.

    flat out = in a direct manner, without hiding anything, plainly, openly, bluntly

    If she'd stung him before then he got his revenge now, and in spades.

    in spades = considerably, in the extreme; also, without restraint

    According to investigators, the mayor, his deputy and a security guard mayor extorted the director of building company bribe in the form of a three-room apartments in the new house cost more than 2 million rubles for issuing permits for entry into service of this house and shop, built by the organization.

    The criminals extorted money from the shopkeepers by threatening them with violence.

    extort (money) = took away (money); rob; extract (by force and threats)

    He extorted a promise from her.

    extort = wrest, wring, force out

    "At the direction Kachanovo design of flats in the property was carried out on the employee's name Chop Maximov, who acted as an accomplice in the transmission housing," - noted in the UPC.

    carry out = to put into practice or effect; accomplish; realize

    "Installed and questioned several witnesses, including high-ranking officials, whose testimony
    incriminate suspects ", - stressed in the UPC.

    high-ranking = at an elevated level in importance

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: below par/flat out/in spades/extort/carry out/high-ranking

    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?
    Then there are those who work in manufacturing, in police forces or hospitals who suffer because they are constantly functioning below par .

    Bob was fired because his work has been below par for several months now.

    below par = not up to the average, normal, or desired standard=less than the expected

    I don't know how we're going to do it, even if we work flat out every day.

    He saw two men running flat-out from the wild rhinoceros.

    flat out = at top speed; as fast as possible OK

    He told the true story flat out. (complete story)

    The student told his teacher flat-out that he was not listening to her.

    flat out = in a direct manner, without hiding anything, plainly, openly, bluntly Ok

    If she'd stung him before then he got his revenge now, and in spades.
    I told him what was on my mind, in spades.
    in spades = considerably, in the extreme; also, without restraint Ok

    According to investigators, the mayor, his deputy and his security guard (mayor) extorted the director of building company bribe in the form of a three-roomed apartment in the new housing complex, that costs more than 2 million rubles for issuing permits for entering into service arrangements of this housing complex and shop, built by the organization.

    The criminals extorted money from the shopkeepers by threatening them with violence.

    extort (money) = took away (money); rob; extract (by force and threats)

    He extorted a promise from her.

    extort = wrest, wring, force out Ok


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    I think that long complex sentence describes the purpose extracting bribe which is for issuing permits that is required for getting access to service arrangements of this house (complex) and shop, built by the organization.

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