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Query:   idioms
Author:  Beate Waffenschmidt
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   DEAR ALL,
LAST WEEK I POSTED A FOLLOWING QUERY TO FIND OUT THE MEANING OF TWO IDIOMS /
METAPHORS THAT APPEARED IN A SERIES OF BRITISH VIDEOS PRODUCED FOR BUSSINESS
TRAINING (WHICH WE ARE ADAPTING FOR USE IN LANGUAGE TRAINING). THE STORY IS
CENTRED AROUND AN IRISH PRIVATE DETECTIVE WHO TRIES TO SOLVE A MURDER IN THE

LL Issue: 13.564
Date Posted: 01-Mar-2002
Original Query: Read original query