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 n.— «The objective of his four-year contract must be to organise and embolden a group of ordinary players and set them a target of qualification for the European Championship Finals of 2008. As modern parlance has it, even this will be quite an ask.» —“Look on bright side…the only way is up” by Alan Davidson Evening Times (U.K.) Dec. 31, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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