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    go into the melting pot

    "The three presentations have given us real food for thought and all those ideas will go into the melting pot before we produce a final proposal to take back to full council later this month."


    Hi, I wonder what "go into the melting pot" means in the sentence?


    Thanks

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    Re: go into the melting pot

    '...provide a basis for further discussion.'

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    Re: go into the melting pot

    Hi, Rover, I still feel a little bit confused, but thank you very much.

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    Re: go into the melting pot

    The analogy is to making steel. You put different elements into the melting pot and when they combine they produce something that is better and stronger than any of the individual elements.

    This metaphor is used for the American people in general, that we are a mixture of people from various places in the world, but the combination makes us strong.

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