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26 / 03 / 2009

STATE-2: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we look at some more expressions that use the word state in them.

Expression 1: a state of affairs

Meaning: a situation

Example 1:
The President could no longer ignore the state of affairs, and he finally admitted that there was an economic crisis.

Expression 2: the state of play

Meaning: the stage that has been reached in a dispute or process which has not yet been completed.

Example 2:
What is the current state of play in the peace talks?

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