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    #1

    the purchasing front

    Hi,

    I understood that, but at no stage did it translate into pressure to sell a player or excessive caution on the purchasing front.

    What it means?

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    Re: the purchasing front

    They didn't have to be cautious about making purchases (of players).

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    Re: the purchasing front

    I imagine the origin of this usage is the field of war: 'The army faced attacks on two fronts'; 'The plan was to open up a new front to the east'. From this reference to geographical entities, the metaphor was extended to things like '...maintaining morale on the Home Front' From there it was extended to more-or-less any activity, so 'on the purchasing front' = 'with regard to buying things [players, in this context]'.

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    Re: the purchasing front

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    What it means?
    For the second time, Sepmre, this should be 'What does it mean?'

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