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choosytoo

26th January 2013, 17:07
4dn. Opening band dress down- a failing(4-3,5)

t-a-o-f-t-i--,

tear-off strip?

but why? any ideas or am i on the completely wrong track?
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chrise

26th January 2013, 17:10
"tear off" is "dress down", but I don't see "strip"
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sudokulover

26th January 2013, 17:11
to dress down is "to tear off A strip" so "A" failing / omitted leaves tear-off strip
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jazzgirl

26th January 2013, 17:12
I think it is a double definition.
a tear-off strip (opening band) but I thought the other definition should be "flailing" rather than "failing" _ to tear someone off a strip ?
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chrise

26th January 2013, 17:12
I think sudokulover has it.
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jazzgirl

26th January 2013, 17:13
or maybe not! :)
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jazzgirl

26th January 2013, 17:14
My last comment was referring to my incorrect suggestion (not sudo's)
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choosytoo

26th January 2013, 17:20
thank you all for the excellent explanation. i knew that the answer was right but just couldn't see why. so many thanks again!
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