difference between : in a row, a spate of, a flurry of in a row, a spate of, (a series of) a flurry of (sudden burst of?), a streak of (mostly with luck?) Hey guys, i know there are some differences between these phrases, meaning a series a (short)period (continuously or not) would you pls give a few more examples to illustrate the nuance/differences between them? merci beaucoup.
Aug 14, 2014 9:14 AM
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"Liverpool have won 5 games in a row". (They won all of them - no gaps) "There has been a spate of attacks on hedgehogs" (often used for bad things) "There has been a flurry of activity on the stock market". (The most 'original' expression I can think of is a flurry of snow - your explanation 'sudden burst' is correct) And as you say - a streak is often used with continued luck, bad luck, good fortune, misfortune... also a "stroke of luck" is one piece of good luck!
August 14, 2014
What you wrote is already pretty definitive.
August 14, 2014
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