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    #1

    "beat the field"

    "If she couldn’t beat the field in such auspicious circumstances, she is never going to win." In this article i couldn't understand that expression; "beat the field"

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    #2

    Re: "beat the field"

    What is the source of your quoted text?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Apr-2017 at 15:07.

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    #3

    Re: "beat the field"

    It probably means the other people competing or trying to get what she wants:

    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...erican/field_1 (Meaning #3)

    And do please give the sources you are using for your questions. Thanks.

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    #4

    Re: "beat the field"

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedtarran View Post
    In this article I i couldn't understand that expression ;​ (no punctuation here) "beat the field"
    Always capitalize the word "I".
    I am not a teacher.

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