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    The definition of "set in tumble"

    HI, all:

    I would like to know what is the meaning of " set in tumble". Would you please help?? Thanks.


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    Re: The definition of "set in tumble"

    When asking for the meaning of what might seem a phrase to you, it is important that you give the full sentence, if not paragraph, where you found this written.
    " set in tumble" is NOT a phrase in English.

    the full sentence would be, 'a cutlery set in tumble polish finish"

    "tumble polishing" is a method of smoothing and polishing rocks, metal and glass, done with some abrasive material acting on the material, and lubricated with soap or some such.

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    Re: The definition of "set in tumble"

    Hi ianatkingston,

    I think the expression in question definitely is an English phrase which is wide-spread in Business English.
    Stocks Set to Tumble amid Bear, Fed News

    GM Stocs Set to Tumble
    Bandwidth prices set to tumble as BT exploits Asian fiber frenzy - Company Business and Marketing

    Proceeding from the following below excerpt from an article I am able to give an acceptable explanation of the expression “set to tumble”.

    European Real Estate: Set to Tumble?

    A moderate slowdown is more likely, says S&P Ratings, though Spain's sizzling growth raises concerns

    Demographic, financial, and structural factors are powering the current boom in the majority of Europe's real estate markets. Nevertheless, double-digit house-price inflation cannot be sustained indefinitely, and legitimate reasons exist to fear that the boom may turn into a crash. We at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services consider a moderate slowdown is more likely for these markets, however.

    My free interpretation of the expression in question is somehow or other given below.

    set to tumble = turn upside the things – make a mess of things, confuse things, get into a tangle

    Regards.

    V.


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    Re: The definition of "set in tumble"

    OH DEAR.
    did you mean set TO tumble?

    With three words to type, I did think that that MUST be what you wanted to know about!

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    Re: The definition of "set in tumble"

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    When asking for the meaning of what might seem a phrase to you, it is important that you give the full sentence, if not paragraph, where you found this written.
    " set in tumble" is NOT a phrase in English.

    the full sentence would be, 'a cutlery set in tumble polish finish"

    "tumble polishing" is a method of smoothing and polishing rocks, metal and glass, done with some abrasive material acting on the material, and lubricated with soap or some such.
    Hi, David L.:

    Thanks for the advise.
    The full sentence is " the market would be SET IN TUMBLE since then because...........". That's why I don't get it.

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    Re: The definition of "set in tumble"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi ianatkingston,

    I think the expression in question definitely is an English phrase which is wide-spread in Business English.
    Stocks Set to Tumble amid Bear, Fed News

    GM Stocs Set to Tumble
    Bandwidth prices set to tumble as BT exploits Asian fiber frenzy - Company Business and Marketing

    Proceeding from the following below excerpt from an article I am able to give an acceptable explanation of the expression “set to tumble”.

    European Real Estate: Set to Tumble?

    A moderate slowdown is more likely, says S&P Ratings, though Spain's sizzling growth raises concerns

    Demographic, financial, and structural factors are powering the current boom in the majority of Europe's real estate markets. Nevertheless, double-digit house-price inflation cannot be sustained indefinitely, and legitimate reasons exist to fear that the boom may turn into a crash. We at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services consider a moderate slowdown is more likely for these markets, however.

    My free interpretation of the expression in question is somehow or other given below.

    set to tumble = turn upside the things – make a mess of things, confuse things, get into a tangle

    Regards.

    V.
    Thank you, Vil. I now believed it should be a typo or an erro.

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