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  1. Newbie
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    hit home runs/hit singles

    In a news conference after the G20 summit, Obama said, "Instead of hitting home runs sometimes we're gonna hit singles. But they're really important singles". Could you given a hint as to what that means? Thanks.

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    Re: hit home runs/hit singles

    Both are terms from batting in baseball. A home run is a big hit, while a single is a smaller hit, but it is still good for the batter.

    Hit home runs: achieve success quickly.
    Hit singles: achieve success more slowly and gradually.

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