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    straining resources

     
    What means ''straining" here, 'the mission is straining the alliance’s resources.' Does it mean draning ?
     
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    Re: straining resources

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    What means ''straining" here, 'the mission is straining the alliance’s resources.' Does it mean draining ?
     
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    It means stretching them to their limits.

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    Re: straining resources

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    What means ''straining" here, 
    What does "straining" mean here?

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