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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:03 am    Post subject: run like everything is on the line Reply with quote

What does the captioned phrase mean?

Mr. Ryan alluded Thursday to the broad stakes for his party. “I just think you always run like everything is on the line. My focus this fall is, has been and will be the House majority,” Mr. Ryan said. He added, “But I also really love this country, and I want to see us win this election.”
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:35 am    Post subject: run like everything is on the line Reply with quote

Hello Hiromichi,

The cliche, "... everything is on the line" means that everything is at risk, or at stake.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thank you. In this context 'you' includes Ryan himself?
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:07 am    Post subject: run like everything is on the line Reply with quote

Yes, I think it includes Ryan himself. Based on the phrase that you provided, I would say that "you" refers to the Republican party, and "everything is on the line" refers to winning both the presidential race and the race for maintaining a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Both races are "on the line," or at risk.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thank you.
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