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    Question "off-the-shelf legitimacy=?

    China still suffers from its reputation of being a copycat manufacturer. An acquisition could lend clout to some of the nation's 100 car companies that are largely unknown outside their home country.

    Such a deal would be "off-the-shelf legitimacy that you can purchase," said Aaron Bragman, an auto analyst with IHS Global Insight.


    Can you tell me ' "off-the-shelf legitimacy' mean? Thank you.

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    Re: "off-the-shelf legitimacy=?

    In Webster's, "off-the-shelf" means:

    available as a stock item : not specially designed or custom-made
    *off-the-shelf software*
    Last edited by sash2008; 17-Jun-2009 at 23:53.

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