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    Question idiomatic phrase

    I would like to know if this phrase is a idiomatic: "does not skate or luge", because the text is : The Apprentice (the show), does not skate or luge, but remains world class one competition -spotlight-grabbing. And I don't get understand the mean. Thank you. Marina


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    Re: idiomatic phrase

    Seems very typical journalistic usage.


    The author seems to mean that "The Apprentice" as a show is very well organised and does not slide off course.


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    Re: idiomatic phrase

    Real Estate : Location Location Location
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    'Apprentice' Punches a New Timecard
    By BILL CARTER
    Published: February 27, 2006
    Still looking for a turnaround in its ratings momentum, NBC, with the prime-time disappointment of the Olympics over, is turning right away to another of its hugely publicized champions: Donald Trump.
    Mr. Trump, who returns tonight with a fifth edition of his reality show, "The Apprentice," does not skate or luge, but he remains world class in one competition - (namely) spotlight-grabbing.

    Some charismatic athlete in the Winter Olympics could boost ratings as the audience tuned in to watch - Trump is no Olympic athlete, but is still able to pull in the ratings like a world-class performer.


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    Re: idiomatic phrase

    Thanks, David - I hadn't thought to look for the source as I had been watching the latest "Apprentice" last night and it never occurred to me that it might be the American show

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