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    At the back of history

    What does At the back of history means?

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    Re: At the back of history

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    What does At the back of history mean?
    It depends. It depends on what the context is. I don't know what "at the back of history" means" but I might be able to guess at what it means to the speaker or writer of that expression if I learn the context in which it was used.

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    Re: At the back of history

    Have you context for this?

    {{Snap, Ron}}

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    Re: At the back of history

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    What does At the back of history means?
    belly,

    Do you mean 'way back in history'? This expression means something happened a very long time ago! 'Way back in history the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.' The expression is most often used when the speaker isn't sure of the actual date that the event took place.

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    Re: At the back of history

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    belly,

    Do you mean 'way back in history'? This expression means something happened a very long time ago! 'Way back in history the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.' The expression is most often used when the speaker isn't sure of the actual date that the event took place.

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    I think you've got it. (The expression was probably spoken and not written.)

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    Re: At the back of history

    Oh, no, I didn't mean way back to history... I have seen the expression on an ad of the film :" Hero" on Starworld

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    Re: At the back of history

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Oh, no, I didn't mean way back to history... I have seen the expression on an ad of the film :" Hero" on Starworld
    belly,

    I just viewed the movie trailer for 'Hero'. There is no mention of 'at the back of history' in the ad. If you can guide me to the location where you saw/heard the reference I would be glad to take a look at it!

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    Re: At the back of history

    The ad of Hiro when he speaks Japanese

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    Re: At the back of history

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    The ad of Hiro when he speaks Japanese
    Hi, belly!

    I do not understand Japanese so seeing the advertisement will not be much help! I'm afraid we'll just have to chalk this one up to a difference in translation! The movie does look interesting... I think I'll plan on seeing it!

    Take care.

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    Re: At the back of history

    Hi amigos84,
    I dont understand the idiom chalk sth up to sth in this case, could you explain it more clearly to me?
    Hiro did speak Japanese in the ads, but there are English subtitles and I saw the expression there
    But am I right to use the prep. of after ads?

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