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If a motor vehicle loses traction, it ‘skids’. To recover from the skid, the driver tries to align the vehicle’s principal axis with the direction of motion; this is usually done by manipulating the steering mechanism. This manipulation of the steering mechanism normally causes the vehicle to turn (that is, change direction), and ‘...


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"Tubular" was originally surfer slang in the 1970s, meaning "awesome". It later spread more broadly among young people in California in the 1980s, and then became hopelessly passé. It's discussed on this web page of 80s slang. It seems quite likely this is the meaning of tubular journey the OP is asking about, especially if the city in the game at all ...


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Basic rights is the common/day-to-day usage word for human rights. Therefore basic/human rights are universally acclaimed and are provided to everyone living on Earth, no matter in which country they live. You can thus say these rights are universally absolute and meant for everyone regardless of the nation they belong. Fundamental rights are solely the ...


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In the context of advice about whether to show animation while giving a speech, the sentence It's easier to dial it down than ramp it up. means that moving from extreme animation to less animation is easier to do than becoming more animated after showing little animation at first. The meaning is conveyed by metaphor. Dial down and ramp up are phrasal ...


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A person's calling in life - "a strong inner urge to follow an occupation, etc; vocation" Source: TheFreeDictionary


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"Connive" has two related, yet distinct meanings. The most common meaning is to deliberately conspire to cause something to happen, eg "they connived to take over the business" would mean planning or conspiring to take over a business perhaps by foul means. The secondary meaning though is simply to tacitly approve of something - to allow something to ...


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Let's say you are driving on a slippery road, and your car starts to skid to the left. Your natural instinct is to turn the wheel to the right, as a correction. But that will make it harder for you to regain control of the car. Instead, you should turn into the skid, meaning, turn your wheel gently to the left. This might seem counterintuitive. But it ...


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