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If you engage in espionage work for a foreign power, you are selling your country down the river.
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linked to 184743
Swift - Dec 1st 2010, 19:48
If you engage in espionage for a foreign power, you are choosing to betray your country.
Swift - Dec 1st 2010, 21:12
If you engage in espionage for a foreign power, you are selling your country down the river.
Amastan - Sep 23rd 2012, 17:53
linked to 1861555
Amastan - Sep 23rd 2012, 17:53
linked to 1861557
Amastan - Sep 23rd 2012, 18:09
linked to 1861641
Amastan - Sep 23rd 2012, 18:09
linked to 1861642

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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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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