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    in a paler vision of

    Dear all,

    How should I understand the underlined?

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    Eartha

    The pessimistic interpretation is that this reflects concerns about America’s fiscal mess (see article), in a paler version of bondholders’ jitters about Greece and Spain. The worriers point out that bond yields jumped after the recent announcement of a tax-cut plan that is likely to add some $800 billion to America’s public debt over the next decade, and which utterly fails to explain how the country’s medium-term finances are to be sorted out. Likewise, Germany’s dearer borrowing costs may have less to do with optimism about its economy than with concerns about the costs to its exchequer of keeping the euro zone together.

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    Re: in a paler vision of

    The bondholders got the jitters (became very concerned/nervous/worried) about Greece and Spain.
    This (whatever has been mentioned in the previous sentence(s)) is like the anxiety of the bondholders, but paler (not so strong).

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    Re: in a paler vision of

    'Pale' doesn't always mean 'not so strong', and seems to me an odd choice here. It frequently collocates with 'reflection' or 'imitation' or 'colour'... - something visual. Perhaps the writer has a very vivid impression of these 'jitters'!

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    Re: in a paler vision of

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    The bondholders got the jitters (became very concerned/nervous/worried) about Greece and Spain.
    This (whatever has been mentioned in the previous sentence(s)) is like the anxiety of the bondholders, but paler (not so strong).
    Does this make sense:

    "concerns about America's fiscal mess is a paler version of bondholders' jitters about Greece and Spain.

    Thanks.

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    Re: in a paler vision of

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    "concerns about America's fiscal mess is are a paler version of bondholders' jitters about Greece and Spain.
    Yes

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