2. This is not something that's very likely to be said. Perhaps, it needs to be approved, and usually Peter is the person who approves these things, but he is out, so I hope you will be able to approve it in his absense.
Or perhaps, I know it's not exactly what you were hoping for, but we are up against the deadline now. If it's not approved today, we won't get it done in time. So even though it's not perfect, I hope you will be able to approve it.
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