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    #1

    laid out

    What does the following in red mean in the context?

    Our advice: if you are engaged in an important discussion, and it becomes clear that the conversation is taking too long, you can suggest to the other person that you both take turns speaking only a sentence or two. You'll be surprised at how quickly an entire business plan, a medical treatment, or even a social event can be laid out.

    Is this saying "you'll ne surprised at how quickly the main points of an entire business plan, a medical treatment, or even a social event can be explained"?

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    Re: laid out

    Our advice: if you are engaged in an important discussion, and it becomes clear that the conversation is taking too long, you can suggest to the other person that you both take turns speaking only a sentence or two. You'll be surprised at how quickly an entire business plan, a medical treatment, or even a social event can be laid out.

    Is this saying "you'll ne surprised at how quickly the main points of an entire business plan, a medical treatment, or even a social event can be explained"?


    If the main points of a plan/treatment are being "laid out", it usually means they are being presented and explained.
    "We met with the architect who laid out his plans for the new extension to our house".
    It could also refer to the arranging/setting up of the plan.

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    Last edited by JMurray; 10-Jun-2012 at 14:13.

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