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"defeats the purpose"

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"defeats the purpose"

Postby mnytii » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:55 am

what does "defeats the purpose" mean? thanks. :-)
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Re: "defeats the purpose"

Postby Josef » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:38 pm

Suppose you are English and you want to learn to speak Thai. So you go to a language school to learn Thai. (That is the purpose: to learn Thai.) But when you start your lessons, your teacher explains everything in English. That rather defeats the purpose.
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Re: "defeats the purpose"

Postby akdomida » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:56 am

it means you should insist on whatever things you are facing.
just keep.
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