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    Question Help for a few sentences

    I just have a few more sentences to clarify their meanings:

    You shoot a bunch of holes in the barn door and then draw a target around them. "See that guys? I got a bull-eye every time!" You say the outcome you've been handed was what you were aiming for all along.
    (Does it mean something like this? 'this result you were applauded for was what you were dreaming of for a long time'?)


    Interviewer:The president said dead or alive we are going to get him. Stil don't have him. I know you're saying there's successes and there have been. That's a failure.
    Advisor: I don't know that I view that as a failure.
    (Could you pls rewrite these bold parts, I couldn't be sure about them. These sentences look a little bit weird.


    Our main point is that a weak analogy is like a congress person stumbling in a hailstorm.
    (Is this an idiom? Any hidden meaning?)

    Heckler in the crowd: (Yelling at Al Smith) Go ahead Al, don't let me bother you.

    Your help will be appreciated as before.
    Thanks for all.

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    Re: Help for a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by lorenya View Post
    I just have a few more sentences for clarification:

    You shoot a bunch of holes in the barn door and then draw a target around them. "See that guys? I got a bulls-eye every time!" You say the outcome you've been handed was what you were aiming for all along.
    (Does it mean something like this? 'this result you were applauded for was what you were dreaming of for a long time'?)
    Not necessarily. It sounds more like a joke, just someone having a bit of fun.


    Interviewer:The president said dead or alive we are going to get him. Still don't have him. I know you're saying there have been successes and there have been. But this is a failure.
    Advisor: I don't know that I view that as a failure.


    Our main point is that a weak analogy is like a congress person stumbling in a hailstorm.
    (Is this an idiom? Any hidden meaning?) I have never heard this saying.

    Heckler in the crowd: (Yelling at Al Smith) Go ahead Al, don't let me bother you.
    The heckler does not want Al put off
    Look at every alteration.

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    Re: Help for a few sentences

    Did you need help on the meaning, or just the grammar?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Arrow Re: Help for a few sentences

    Actually I need to understand them correctly for a translation project. The replies I received here were a lot helpful for the general meaning of the text but specifically I still need to find out the meaning of the following to interpret them in my own language:

    I don't know that I view that as a failure.
    Is it something like 'I don't think that I can take it as a failure'?


    ...OPPONENTS ARE VERY DESPERATE. THEY ARE TRYING TO SACK YOU AND AREN'T DOING A VERY GOOD JOB OF IT.THEY HAVE NOT HIT YOU ALL DAY NOW FOR TWO DAYS, AND YOU ARE GOING TO KEEP GETTING THESE LAST MINUTE HAIL MARYS THROWN AT YOU. SO JUST BEAR WITH US.
    ('Bear with us' must mean 'be patient with us' but if we are the winning team here' why do we ask for patience of the supporters? Or do we ask for more support against last minute attacks? 'HIT YOU ALL DAY NOW FOR TWO DAYS' I have no idea about it. What does he mean?


    Thanks

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