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    IRENGLISH is offline Newbie
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    Question Irelandís World Cup qualifying success

    Hey guys,

    I've come across something in an article, would you help clarify the following bold-faced line:

    If you have already banked on Irelandís World Cup qualifying success and booked your tickets to Russia, leave the flowers at home if you are seeking love while you are there. Giving yellow flowers is considered to be a relationship curse because they symbolise infidelity. They arenít great for friendships either, so stick with the vodka.
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    I don't have a clue what "banked on" and "qualifying success" do in this sentence, and how are they linked to Russia, therefor I can't get the point.

    any help is deeply appreciated

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: having difficulty in comprehension

    To bank on something is another way to say "plan for" or "count on". I don't follow the World Cup, but I assume qualifying success means "winning the match(es) needed to qualify for the Cup series", which is evidently going to be played in Russia.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: having difficulty in comprehension

    You have it spot on, GS. It's about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (in football—AE soccer).

    IRENGLISH, Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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