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    go on a tear

    Dear teachers

    Could you tell me what "go on a tear" means in following sentense.

    1. I thought they would go on a consistent tear, and it hasn't happened yet.

    2. Consider his notoriously streaky past, he could be ready to go on a tear that has often made him useful in any Fantasy league at the thin catcher position.

    Thank you in advance for your help!.

    Brgds YF

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    Re: go on a tear

    From Re: "on a tear"
    Here in the States it seems to have been adopted by sports br[oa]dcasters to provide a more colorful alternative to "on a roll", i. e., in the midst of a run of luck or good play.


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    Re: go on a tear

    Dear Soup-san

    I see. Now it's clear.
    Thank you so much !!!

    Brgds YF

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