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    one-man rule / track suit

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following excerpt from an English text?

    “The country is under the harsh, one-man rule of Ramzan Kadyrov, who wears a track suit, keeps a pet tiger, and urges men to take second wives. “

    one-man rule = dictatorial rule, authoritarian rule

    track suit = a loose-fitting jacket and pants worn by athletes and exercisers usually before and after workouts.

    tracksuit = workout suit, sweat suit

    workout = training, practice

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: one-man rule / track suit

    You have read it exactly as I would.

    Does he really have a pet tiger?

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    Re: one-man rule / track suit

    Hi Barb_D,

    Thank you for your affirmative reply.

    Here is a link which probably will give you an answer to your question.

    Chechen leader hones his image with a pet tiger | World news | The Guardian

    Regards,

    V.

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