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Blistering Salvo Meets Quiet Rejoinder

 
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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:11 am    Post subject: Blistering Salvo Meets Quiet Rejoinder Reply with quote

What does the captioned phrase mean?

Trump vs. Merkel: Blistering Salvo Meets Quiet Rejoinder
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say this refers to Trump's original remarks about Merkel (blistering means it's very hot; a salvo is often used for shooting weapons, but can also be for an aggressive act.) The response (rejoinder) was relatively quiet. (not blistering, for example)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet,
I got you. Thanks.
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