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If you engage in espionage work for a foreign power, you are selling your country down the river.
If you engage in espionage for a foreign power, you are choosing to betray your country.
If you engage in espionage for a foreign power, you are selling your country down the river.
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Sentence #21872

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If you engage in espionage for a foreign power, you are selling your country down the river.

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Swift
Dec 1st 2010, 19:52
@TC: I couldn't see where the "down the river" part came from, so I removed it and added in "choosing to" from "ことになる". Also, it doesn't really make sense that spying now is selling out down the line since the sell-out is immediate. It would be nice to get a proficient user to verify the accuracy of the link.
blay_paul
Dec 1st 2010, 21:07
> I couldn't see where the "down the river" part came from

Do you mean that you don't know the idiom "sell down the river"?
http://idioms.thefreedictionary...down+the+river

> "choosing to" from "ことになる"

I'm dubious as to whether that is a good match.
Swift
Dec 1st 2010, 21:13
No, I didn't mean that, but only because I didn't know it. ;-)

OK, I changed it back to "sell sth down the river". Thanks!

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