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    at its most basic level

    Is ' at its most basic leve' an idiomatic expression? What does it mean exaclty? and how it is use?

    This is greed at its most basic level.

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    Re: at its most basic level

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Is ' at its most basic leve' an idiomatic expression? What does it mean exaclty? and how it is use?

    This is greed at its most basic level.

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    (1) "This is greed at its most basic level" = this is an obvious, animalistic

    example of greed:

    At dinner, a cruel father takes 3/4 of the cake and lets his wife and children share

    the remaining 1/4.

    (2) But greed is often on a higher level:

    In some countries, there is little money to pay for schools, bridges, etc. because

    the rich people refuse to pay any taxes. This is greed on a different level: it is not

    so obvious (as the cruel father's greed), so it is harder to see and understand.

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    Re: at its most basic level

    I agree with ThePaser's view and, therefore, don't see this as idiomatic as the meaning seems fairly literal to me.

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