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    on the receiving end of a towel

    A group of political personnel are having a dinner.

    The party lawmaker found himself on the receiving end of a towel.

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    What does it mean of 'on the receiving end of a towel'?

    Thanks / ju

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    Re: on the receiving end of a towel

    In this case, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen playfully threw a towel at Kam Nai-wai after he asked Tsang why he was leaving so early.

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    Re: on the receiving end of a towel

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In this case, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen playfully threw a towel at Kam Nai-wai after he asked Tsang why he was leaving so early.
    Ouisch, how in the world did you come up with the names of the politicians? Ju never mentioned the names of the individuals involved in the towel throwing episode!

    Cheers,
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    Re: on the receiving end of a towel

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In this case, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen playfully threw a towel at Kam Nai-wai after he asked Tsang why he was leaving so early.

    Quisch,

    Thank you for your reply.

    Whoever they are, I still don't get what does it mean of 'on the receiving end of a towel'?

    Ju

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    #5

    Re: on the receiving end of a towel

    One person threw a towel, it hit another person, the person who was hit was 'on the recieving end'.


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    Re: on the receiving end of a towel

    Perhaps it is also a reference to that business of flicking another person with a towel [sometimes seen in films about sportsmen where there is a scene in the shower room]. The flick produces a whip-like hit on the victim.

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    Re: on the receiving end of a towel

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Ouisch, how in the world did you come up with the names of the politicians? Ju never mentioned the names of the individuals involved in the towel throwing episode!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

    It's my job. I'm a professional Research Editor.

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    Re: on the receiving end of a towel

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    It's my job. I'm a professional Research Editor.
    Ouisch,
    I'm sure that 'Donald Tsang Yam-kuen' and 'Kam Nai-wai' truly appreciate being researched by a professional editor! What a thrill for them!

    Cheers,
    Amigo Yom-kipper

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    Re: on the receiving end of a towel

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Ouisch,
    I'm sure that 'Donald Tsang Yam-kuen' and 'Kam Nai-wai' truly appreciate being researched by a professional editor! What a thrill for them!

    Cheers,
    Amigo Yom-kipper

    They wouldn't be the most obscure folks I've had to look up in a day's work.

    In all seriousness, I'm a fact-checker for several different publications, so I spend the few hours per day that I'm not on ESL Googling the most obscure folks and events...



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