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    bow before the storm

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Violet. I hope you will be more careful in future about the things you say…
    Tanner (bowing to the storm). I have no defense…(B. Saw, “Man and Superman”)

    The Town Council wanted to close the gardens on Sunday, but they bowed before the storm.

    bow before the storm = give way to pressure of the public opinion

    Thanks for your efforts.



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