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    What are the meanings of the phrases?

    Hello Everyone,

    The sentence is selected from Yahoo online news. There are three phrases I don't understand. Hope you can help me?

    California Republicans are headed for a showdown over the direction of the party that could highlight national schisms over gay rights, gun control and abortion.

    What do "be headed for " "highlight schisms" mean?


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    Sky


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    Re: What are the meanings of the phrases?

    "headed for a showdown" - they are about to come to the point of confrontation.

    "highlight national schisms" - emphasise the divisions/disagreements nationally on these topics

    What was the third problem?

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    Re: What are the meanings of the phrases?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "headed for a showdown" - they are about to come to the point of confrontation.

    "highlight national schisms" - emphasise the divisions/disagreements nationally on these topics

    What was the third problem?
    Thanks a lot for your reply!

    Can I understand the second phrase this way: The showdown could make people's disagreement over gay rights, gun control and abortion more noticeable?

    And there is no third problem!


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    Re: What are the meanings of the phrases?

    Yes - you have understood it.

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    Re: What are the meanings of the phrases?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes - you have understood it.
    Thanks a lot for your patience and reply!!

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