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    Lbo

    Hi guys,
    what does it mean "A firm making inroads on the continent": I guess "to tap into a new market, here continent, don't you?
    Last edited by me78; 29-Sep-2006 at 16:07.

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    Re: Lbo

    The firm is trying to sell its product/services into the continent where it has never been.

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    and the meaning of "flush with":
    This group includes KKR, which is flush with an extra $5 billion after a recent listing in Europe
    and "They are still likely to try"Likely means maybe but why still , I don't understand it, e.g.
    "But given the ardour private-equity groups feel towards Europe, they are still likely to try"
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    Re: Lbo

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    and the meaning of "flush with":
    This group includes KKR, which is flush with an extra $5 billion after a recent listing in Europe
    Beware. There is a phrase 'flush with', which means 'flat/closely aligned with': "Make sure that the sheet is flush with the frame before nailing it down". This meaning of 'flush with' is irrelevant in your context.

    'Flush' is a colloquialism for 'rich/well off, often temporarily'.

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    Re: Lbo

    and that means in my context the meaning is maybe "even" or what you say: well off

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    Re: Lbo

    Hi me78
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    I wouldn't consider "flush with" to be a colloquial usage in your sentence. In your sentence "flush with" means that KKR has an extremely abundant supply of money. (It has nothing to do with "even".)
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    Re: Lbo

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    and "They are still likely to try"Likely means maybe but why still , I don't understand it, e.g.
    "But given the ardour private-equity groups feel towards Europe, they are still likely to try"
    Hi Philly,
    can you say me what does this sentense mean?
    thanks

    one more question:
    "laden with" means filled with , don't it?, e.g.
    After Japan's economis bubble burst, the country' s overcrowded industries found themselves laden with debt, overemployment and overcapacity
    Last edited by me78; 29-Sep-2006 at 17:49.

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    Re: Lbo

    Hi me78
    They are still likely to try --> They will probably try all the same / nevertheless.
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    Because the private-equity groups are extremely interested in Europe, they will probably try all the same.
    (I don't know what they want to try to do. I assume that information was in the previous sentence.)
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    Laden with means burdened with.
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    Re: Lbo

    thanks Philly, just one more and I'll stop asking question:
    What does it mean "shwashbuckling former president of..., a sprawling internet company, who pleaded not quilty to fraud charges. The tug-of-war between a culture that prizes harmony and global pressures that are not going to go away may continue for some time"
    The words in red, thank you so much

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