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    Confused about a sentence

    I'm confused about this sentence:



    He threatened to badmouth the software in due diligence if he didnít receive a bigger cut.

    Why is "in" included in this sentence? It doesn't make sense to me. According to my dictionary, badmouth doesn't go with "in". Does "in" have something to do with "due"? Also, why would you badmouth a software due deligence? Deligence means hard and careful work.


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    Re: Confused about a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    I'm confused about this sentence:






    Why is "in" included in this sentence? It doesn't make sense to me. According to my dictionary, badmouth doesn't go with "in". Does "in" have something to do with "due"? Also, why would you badmouth a software due deligence? Deligence means hard and careful work.


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    I believe "due diligence" is a legal term - see here. It's a procedure that is usually done before signing a contract.

    So the person is saying that they will say bad things (badmouth) the software "during the due diligence procedure". Instead of "during" they said "in".

    I'll badmouth the software in due diligence.
    I'll badmouth the software during due diligence.

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