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    budding player

    Hi,

    The "Let's Move" campaign involves many sectors and partnerships, but one of the lighter programs involves sporting events held on the south lawn of the White House. For this one, six players from the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team showed the youngsters some drills on the grass. It was a special privilege and a thrill for the budding players.

    What does "a thrill for the budding players" mean?

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    Does it mean "it is an excitement for the Women's National Soccer Team"?

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    Re: budding player

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    The "Let's Move" campaign involves many sectors and partnerships, but one of the lighter programs involves sporting events held on the south lawn of the White House. For this one, six players from the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team showed the youngsters some drills on the grass. It was a special privilege and a thrill for the budding players.

    What does "a thrill for the budding players" mean?

    Thanks a lot

    Does it mean "it is an excitement for the Women's National Soccer Team"?
    No. The "budding players" are the young people who were being given the demonstration. "Budding" means young, not yet mature, still learning. With sportspeople we sometimes say someone is a "budding champion".

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    Re: budding player

    The 'younsters' are the budding players. It implies that they have a lot of potential to be good (or even great) players, but haven't reached that potential yet.

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    Re: budding player

    Picture a perennial flowering plant.
    Before it blooms, a flower bud appears. The bud grows and develops on the plant. The plant is budding and will, given time, nutrition and proper sunlight, bloom and flower for the requisite amount of time before the flower dies and the process repeats itself.
    Budding players (athletes) are just starting to take form, and with proper instruction will, hopefully, mature into good players.

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    Re: budding player

    So the thrill means "excitement"?

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    Re: budding player

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    So the thrill means "excitement"?
    Yes, a "thrill" is something that makes you excited. Did you look up "thrill" as a noun in your dictionary?

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    Re: budding player

    Sure, that's why when I asked the question, I gave my answer. I just don't feel certain about my own discretion. :)

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