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    bolt by and is as nothing to

    The trouble is that no one else enjoys seeing the deadline bolt by. The ire of the tutor who is handed an essay late is as nothing to the boss who's told the marketing plan won't be with her for another week or the publisher who's missing a book from their autumn schedule.

    What do "bolt by" and "is as nothing to" in the above sentence?



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    Re: bolt by and is as nothing to

    ' ...rush by'

    'The ire of the nothing like as severe as that of the boss....'


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