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chrise

24th December 2012, 09:41
Thanks AB - not very good though, is it?

Thanks chrisg, but I don't see that. My Chambers gives "FLAGRANT: notorious; outrageous or conspicuous; burning or raging" (archaic) and "CRYING: any loud sound esp of gried or pain; a call or shout; a fit of weeping; a pack of hounds, hence of people; a particular sound uttered by an animal; bawling; lamentation; prayer; clamour; report or rumour; a general utterance; a watchword, battle-cry, or slogan; a street cry of wares for sale or services offered"
I don't see much in common between those definitions.
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chrise

24th December 2012, 09:42
Thanks bobsmum - as I said above, I'm not convinced!

Happy Christmas to you too.
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ab

24th December 2012, 09:46
Chambers 12 later in the entry for "cry" gives a separate definition of "crying" as "claiming notice and immediate action or redress", which is pretty close to "flagrant" which is "outrageous or conspicuous".
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chrisg

24th December 2012, 09:47
Hi chrise
I picked up the definition from this site
http://thesaurus.com/browse/flagrant?__utma=1.1350074549.1352804821.1356242132.1356341716.82&__utmb=1.6.9.1356341789611&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1356341716.82.82.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=39521187
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chrise

24th December 2012, 09:53
OK I'm convinced! Thanks to both.
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greedy kite

24th December 2012, 10:32
Chris: I suppose this little postscript is probably redundant if you're already convinced, but think of the exp. "a crying shame" or even "for crying out loud", then perhaps it becomes a little more obvious. I admit it wouldn't have been immediately clear to me, though, either. Happy Christmas!
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chrise

24th December 2012, 10:35
Happy Christmas to you too, GK.
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leapy

24th December 2012, 10:55
I am sure I must have done it countless times but for the life of me I can't get 17a. Caused embarrassment at a party (5)
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chrise

24th December 2012, 11:01
Hi leapy
A BASH
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leapy

24th December 2012, 11:03
Thanks chris and a very merry christmas to you and yours!!!!
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