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Sugar comes from plants (refined sugar often comes from sugarcane and sugar beets), and most plants only grow in certain seasons of the year. So "out of the season" means outside the time of the year when the factory is busy refining the sugar from the plants that have been harvested. At those times she's busy supervising the overhaul of the factory for the ...


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If we consider that the coming of whites took place at a certain point in time, "since before the coming of whites" works well to refer to some period starting at some indefinite point before and continuing up to the coming of whites. For example, if the coming of whites refers to the discovery of America by Columbus in 1492, "since before the coming of ...


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If it was just “... before the coming of whites” without the “since,” it would suggest that their occupation stopped when the white people came. The “since” is necessary to indicate that the period of occupancy spanned the period from before the coming of the white people to after thymes arrived to today.


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First understand that this is discussing a form of mysticism, not science or "hard" facts. So a certain mushiness in the lingo is to be expected. But "psychic grossness" would be taken to mean an aura of spiritual ill-will, in this case accumulating as a figurative cloud around the earth.


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The movement of the "hips" has always been a suggestive action. It can be seen as having sexual, rebellious, or aggressive implications. Dancing for centuries has included hip movement as a stylish or creative action. There is no doubt that there is a connection to being "hip" and the movement of the hips as an outward manifestation of an inward feeling! ...


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It‘s a double entendre, so two meanings at once. "Flight" as to flee As user067351 says, the statement is borrowing a term-of-art (insider jargon) from the financial industry: A flight-to-quality, or flight-to-safety, is a financial market phenomenon occurring when investors sell what they perceive to be higher-risk investments and purchase safer ...


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In general terms, we can consider it as move away from the risky conditions to the safer one. Retail investors of stock markets use this term as act of moving capital away from "risky" investments and toward "safer" investments due to uncertainty about the overall economy. In short take a step forward to something better, where there is a growth than to ...


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Garrett is using a very common idiomatic expression from the financial world: A flight-to-quality, or flight-to-safety, is a financial market phenomenon occurring when investors sell what they perceive to be higher-risk investments and purchase safer investments, such as US treasuries or gold. (Wikipedia) By analogy, he thinks that students moving ...


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In this case, it's meaning flight as in "the act of fleeing or running away, as from danger", to quote a definition from thefreedictionary.com. The article is saying that graduates are running away from lower-quality institutions towards higher-quality institutions.


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His time and his day are both ways of saying the prime period of his life. Since his time or day mean the period between that life's prime end (from retirement or death) and now. Rewriting sentence 1: During his time, he had spiritual observations that were later confirmed after he retired. Rewriting sentence 2: During his day, he had numerous ...


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The emigration office is imprecise and ambiguous. It should be "no sooner" or "no later" than 3 month before date of travel. In addition, the regulations also say that the office has 30 days to process the application, so it cannot necessarily be that we can apply at any time during the three-month period before the date of travel (e.g. two days before ...


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The message has several grammatical mistakes, and the sentence you quote is not grammatically correct. "confirm" is a verb, but is being used here as a noun. Therefore we cannot tell you definitely what the sentence means. From context it seems reasonable that they are asking to confirm your shipping address, though this is something you probably guessed ...


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take a decision eg: A man apprehended his girl friend is gay, "If she agrees she likes other women and sexually attracted to them, then you need to address your fears and take a call on your relationship.


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Some Google Books results strongly imply that the phrase originates from the children's game of marbles. [We] played a lot of marbles at Rusk Elementary in Palestine in the Thirties. The games I best remember are Cat Eye, Four Square, and Bullring — "Knucks down!" and "Slips don't count!" —Texas Toys and Games, chapter "Marbles" And: You all know the ...


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