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    push a plan

    Dear all,

    If a plan is pushed (see the underlined sentence), is it executed already or just proposed?

    Thanks in advance.

    On September 18, 1873, uncertainty turned to panic when a major bank, Jay Cooke & Co., declared bankruptcy. The firm, which became prominent marketing Union bonds during the Civil War, was pushing a plan to build a second transcontinental railroad. Unable to attract enough backing, Cooke collapsed.

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    Re: push a plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    Dear all,

    If a plan is pushed (see the underlined sentence), is it executed already or just proposed?

    Thanks in advance.

    On September 18, 1873, uncertainty turned to panic when a major bank, Jay Cooke & Co., declared bankruptcy. The firm, which became prominent marketing Union bonds during the Civil War, was pushing a plan to build a second transcontinental railroad. Unable to attract enough backing, Cooke collapsed.
    It means it was being proposed, strongly.

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    Re: push a plan

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It means it was being proposed, strongly.
    THEN:
    How can the firm went bankrupt if the plan was just proposed but not executed?

    I just failed to get the logic here.

    Thank you.

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    not a teacher

    The plan wasn't the reason the firm collapsed. The firm collapsed because the plan was NOT executed (and presumably they had no other good plans).

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    Re: not a teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Vidor View Post
    The plan wasn't the reason the firm collapsed. The firm collapsed because the plan was NOT executed (and presumably they had no other good plans).

    How come that the firm collapsed because of the failure of execution of the plan?

    I'm still confused.

    Thanks all the same.

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    Re: not a teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    How come that the firm collapsed because of the failure of execution of the plan?

    I'm still confused.

    Thanks all the same.
    Presumably they had invested a lot of/too much money in the preparation of the plans and, when they failed to secure investment backing, went bankrupt.

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