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    The crowds waited outside Mumbai's MMRDA grounds more than just to shake a leg.

    In her first ever concert in India, Latin singer and performer Shakira got a 20,000 strong audience grooving to her tunes.

    “He wants to watch more than Shakira’s hips. He wants to watch all of her,” said one of the audience.

    And when the diva came on stage and made her moves on Sunday evening she got the temperatures soaring.

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    Re: diva

    shake a leg = dance
    grooving...= dancing to her songs
    diva = singer
    temperatures = she excited people


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    shake a leg = dance
    grooving...= dancing to her songs
    diva = singer
    temperatures = she excited people
    Thank you Tdol.

    So, I think :

    More than just to shake a leg =
    The crowded waited outside only to dance. Nothing more than that.

    Am I right?

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    Re: diva

    Something more than just dancing

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    And a diva is always a female singer (and a big star). (Or I suppose it could be used jokingly of a man who behaved in an outrageously feminine way - a camp star.)

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    Re: diva

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    And a diva is always a female singer (and a big star). (Or I suppose it could be used jokingly of a man who behaved in an outrageously feminine way - a camp star.)

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    So, I think-- Diva is actress and female singer `Shakira' in this context.

    Am I right?
    Last edited by user_gary; 27-Mar-2007 at 13:30. Reason: deleted unwanted material

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    Re: diva

    (though if Shakira is an actress - I confess I don't know - rather than a singer, it's an unusual use; diva was originally applied to opera singers, but more recently it has been used for other sorts of singer).
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