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    He combated crime in a big way, basically he just made to many enemy's doing a good job.

    What does the bold part of the statement mean?

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    He combated crime in a big way, basically he just made too many enemies doing a good job.

    What does the bold part of the statement mean?

    Thanks,
    Kiran
    Two of the words are spelt incorrectly (the punctuation is a bit suspect too).

    Is it any clearer now?

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    Re: meaning

    Oh yeah, sadly, people can get so envious if you are too good at work...


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    Re: meaning

    Dear teachers,

    "basically he just made too many enemies doing a good job."

    What is the meaning? ^^||


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    Quote Originally Posted by tanencas View Post
    Dear teachers,

    "basically he just made too many enemies doing a good job."

    What is the meaning? ^^||
    Well, there's Bandaras' interpretation:

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Oh yeah, sadly, people can get so envious if you are too good at work...
    There is another. Take, for instance, a person who does health and saftey checks at resturants. Assume that he was inspecting a place which wasn't up to standard, and was subsequently shut down.

    The resturant owners would perhaps consider him an enemy, not because they were envious of his skills, but because by doing his job well, he caused them to lose their jobs.


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    I see, so the original sentence omit "by" before "doing a good job", right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tanencas View Post
    I see, so the original sentence omit "by" before "doing a good job", right?
    I didn't notice that "by" is missing from the original sentence; I think it is a necessary preposition as it links the parts "made too many enemies" and "doing a good job": by introduces the reason why he made the enemies (because of his good work).

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    Re: meaning

    So, the preposition 'by' had its ulterior presence in the statement, right? ( is the usage of 'ulterior' correct?)

    P.S.: Let me tell you the context in which the statement was issued; It was given as an opinion on George Bush explaining why he was rebuked all over the world.. :D

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