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    Following sentence meaning

    OK men, we've got our work cut out for us. We're down, but we're far from out.This is not over yet! The main thing, I think, is you've got to settle down out there and keep your heads in the game.

    This is context ,I don't know "red part" how to explain.


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    Re: Following sentence meaning

    I'm not sure exactly where the expression originates from, but 'we've got our work cut out for us' means that there is a lot of work to be done.
    'Down and out' means that one has completely failed, that they are out of luck and that there are no options left for them. Here with 'We're down, but we're far from out' he is saying that they are down, or that they have lost something, but that there are still options left for them and that they don't have to give up.

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    Re: Following sentence meaning

    They are losing the game (down) but the game is not over, it is not a fait accompli that they will lose so they are not "out." They are far from out.

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    Re: Following sentence meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They are losing the game (down) but the game is not over, it is not a fait accompli that they will lose so they are not "out." They are far from out.
    i really don't understand your meaning.

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    Re: Following sentence meaning

    It means they are losing but the game is not over yet. They are still hopeful and have not given up.

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    Re: Following sentence meaning

    kiann, please note that a better title would have been We've got our work cut out for us.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


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    Re: Following sentence meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by kiann View Post
    i really don't understand your meaning.
    Things are going badly,but that does not mean that they are finished and have lost. They plan to carry on and are optimistic that they will recover.

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