..From Watch out Obama - I'm a pitbull in lipstick, says barnstorming Sarah Palin | Mail Online
Egged on by thunderous ato egg onpplause, she described herself as ‘a hockey mum who signed up with the PTA’ and then joked: ‘You know what they say is the difference between a hockey mum and a pitbull? Lipstick!’
1) In the text above, what do the words in bold mean? A hockey mum is a mother who supports her hockey playing offspring to the nth degree, not letting anything get by her. Just as a pitbull terrier will not let got once it has its teeth into something. The only difference is that the hockey mum uses lipstick whereas a pitbull terrier does not.
From egg on definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
to egg on : to encourage somebody to do something, especially something wrong, foolish, or dangerous.
2) The definition from Encarta fits in the text above? Essentially, yes - though it need not lead to foolishness or danger.
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