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    descended into the underground

    Can I use the expression: "descended into the underground" to describe someone who is hiding from the authorities?

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    Re: descended into the underground

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post
    Can I use the expression: "descended into the underground" to describe someone who is hiding from the authorities?
    Yes, I think it's probably acceptable, it depends on your writing style and what you are writing it for.

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    Re: descended into the underground

    As a true-crime book fan, i think that "descended into the underground" sounds more like the person actually ventured beneath street level (as if they were going to live in subway tunnels). Usually when someone assumes a new identity and lives in a "safehouse" to avoid being found we say that they "have gone underground" or that they "went underground."

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    Re: descended into the underground

    Somebody who has descended into the underground may have taken a trip to Hades.


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