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    flowerseed is offline Junior Member
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    Ask about a few sentences?

    If it’s not the first rule of Republican politics, it should be: never, ever, ever underestimate anybody whose last name is Clinton. Not Bill, not Hillary. Not Chelsea, not even George. They’re very good at what they do, and when they’re about to be written off for dead, that’s when they’re at their very best.

    What does the part in pink mean ? Thanks a lot to whoever gives me an answer!

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    Re: Ask about a few sentences?

    Not actually dead! They are no longer considered as having any impact in whatever they were previously involved in. That is not only politics but anything else as well.

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    Re: Ask about a few sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Not actually dead! They are no longer considered as having any impact in whatever they were previously involved in. That is not only politics but anything else as well.
    Thank you very much, apex2000!

    but I still feel puzzled about the meaning. What did the writer intend to say ?

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    Re: Ask about a few sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseed View Post
    Thank you very much, apex2000!

    but I still feel puzzled about the meaning. What did the writer intend to say ?
    In this context it means that when they may be considered as of no further use or influence, that is the time to beware as they may come back with more impact than ever before.
    In the present US presidential race, looking at the democrats it appears at present that Obama is almost unstoppable as his momentum has carried on through many of the primaries and Clinton has lost some by a heavy margin. Now consider the possibility that just when Obama appears to have won Clinton manages to clinch the last vital endorsement and thereby eclipses Obama.

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    Re: Ask about a few sentences?

    hello how are you

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    Re: Ask about a few sentences?

    could someone help me with my englsih

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    Re: Ask about a few sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by joscar View Post
    could someone help me with my englsih
    Yes, if you ask your questions in a new post.

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    Re: Ask about a few sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    In this context it means that when they may be considered as of no further use or influence, that is the time to beware as they may come back with more impact than ever before.
    In the present US presidential race, looking at the democrats it appears at present that Obama is almost unstoppable as his momentum has carried on through many of the primaries and Clinton has lost some by a heavy margin. Now consider the possibility that just when Obama appears to have won Clinton manages to clinch the last vital endorsement and thereby eclipses Obama.

    I can fully understand it now. Thank you very much for your patience and help!

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