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What do the following sentences mean? 1. Does "If you want traction, you must first have friction. " mean pressure creates motivity? 2. In "In a company, opposition may come from an employees’ union or a group of senior officials wedded to privileges granted in an earlier, more profitable time.", what is "more profitable time"?
Feb 8, 2014 6:49 AM
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In your first example, traction and friction are metaphors. Traction is referring to progress, and friction is referring to obstacles that stand in the way of progress. The second example, more profitable time is referring to a time in the past when the company made higher profits (more money) than the current profits.
February 8, 2014
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