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    a political arson

    What' th eprecise meaning of the term " a political arso"?

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    Re: a political arson

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What' th eprecise meaning of the term " a political arso"?
    Do you have any context for it?

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    Re: a political arson

    I agree, context would help a lot. All I can think of is that it's about starting fires for political reasons.

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    Re: a political arson

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    I agree, context would help a lot. All I can think of is that it's about starting fires for political reasons.

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    A political arson aimed at overthrowing a politician.

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    Re: a political arson

    Perhaps a metaphorical arson is meant? Such as releasing damaging stories to the press and causing problems for the politician in question? We use phrases relating to fire in that kind of context a lot, although I don't remember seeing arson used before - but it could well be appropriate if someone did it deliberately.

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    Re: a political arson

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post
    Perhaps a metaphorical arson is meant? Such as releasing damaging stories to the press and causing problems for the politician in question? We use phrases relating to fire in that kind of context a lot, although I don't remember seeing arson used before - but it could well be appropriate if someone did it deliberately.
    Could you please give an answer to my post " Had been or was"?

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    Re: a political arson

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Could you please give an answer to my post " Had been or was"?
    This sort of request would be easier to meet if you point at the little number ("7" in the case of this post), right-click, and copy the location - which you can then paste into your post. Potential respondents don't have to fiddling around with Directory listings and/or Searches.

    Meanwhile, back at the topic...

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    Re: a political arson

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    This sort of request would be easier to meet if you point at the little number ("7" in the case of this post), right-click, and copy the location - which you can then paste into your post. Potential respondents don't have to fiddling around with Directory listings and/or Searches.

    Meanwhile, back at the topic...

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    Thank you. I'll give it my full consideration.

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