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    #1

    taken a victory lap

    What does "taken a victory lap"
    mean? Does it mean "take a sweeping victory"? Seems not.


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    All the President’s tweetsBy Amanda Wills, CNN
    Updated Feb. 8, 2017, 8:05 p.m. ETDonald Trump has selected his cabinet, taken a victory lap around the country, and called world leaders – all while tweeting. Here's the context behind all of his tweets since Election Day.


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    (Sorry, I've edited at least 5 times and the format remains stubbornly awkward. There is something wrong here.)
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    Re: taken a victory lap

    In order to sort out the formatting, particularly when cutting and pasting, once you have pasted the text into the box, highlight all the text and click the "Remove Formatting" button (it looks like two capital "A"s with a red cross, and should be the second button on the top row).

    At the end of a race, the winner "takes/makes a victory lap" - he/she runs once more around the athletics track, waving to the crowd and giving the photographers etc a decent shot. In your example, it refers to Trump travelling around the USA after the election result was announced, celebrating with his supporters.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: taken a victory lap

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    (Sorry, I've edited at least 5 times and the format remains stubbornly awkward. There is something wrong here.)
    You've carried some formatting code over from the original. You can choose paste as plain text from the right-click menu as an alternative to Emsr2d2's suggestion.

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