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    The meaning of this sentence.

    BRAVE Kate Nash last night admitted she faced the 'fight of her life' after a tiny pimple threatened to devastate a small section of the lower part of her face.
    Nash has refused to cover her repulsive chinWearing a chic headscarf, the 21 year-old singer defied the potentially fatal growth as she danced the night away at the launch of Mark Ronson's new cuff links.
    BRAVE KATE NASH BATTLES TINY PIMPLE - The Daily Mash

    Hi teachers,
    I don't understand the highlighted sentence.
    What fatal growth the passage refers to?
    What does At the launch mean?
    Thanks for your help

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    Re: The meaning of this sentence.

    This is written with irony. There is nothing fatal about a pimple, but in an industry when your appearance is essential to the success of your career, going out with a big pimple could be "deadly" to your career.

    the 21 year-old singer defied the potentially fatal growth as she danced the night away at the launch of Mark Ronson's new cuff links.

    She ignored the pimple and spent the night dancing at the party that celebrated introducing this person's new cuff links. (Is he some sort of famous designer? I've never heard of a party to announce new cuff links before.)

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    Re: The meaning of this sentence.

    Dear RED, they are using this as a joke. The fatal growth the passage refers to is the tiny pimple on her chin.
    "At the launch" refers to the way they used to release a boat into the water for the first time; they would "launch" it. Present day literature uses it to mean the start up,or send off of any new venture.

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