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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  18/OUT/2010 8:07 AM
Assunto:  To play whack-a-mole
 
Mensagem: 

"But I'm always struck by the fact that people keep saying you can't play whack-a-mole, but if you can do it forever and keeping 20,000 or 30,000 in Afghanistan is not a problem, whack-a-mole is no fun for the mole. You're beating these people up all over the world."

 

 

    A guy in the web gave this apt description of the whack-a-mole game:
"You're familiar with the Whack-A-Mole game, right? This is where you get the hammer out and as a mole pops up, you whack it down, only to find another one popping up from another hole. The idea is to stay ahead of the moles with your trusty hammer."

A mole may be:
Webster
2: [Etymology 2] An internal spy, a person who involves himself or herself with an organization to determine its secrets from within. 4: [Etymology 2] Any of the burrowing rodents also called mole rats.

It still can be:

-Mole (espionage), a spy buried secretly within an organization or country
-Mole People, people supposed in urban legend to live in organised societies in urban tunnel systems
-An operative

 

 

So, in the interview it certainly is in the sense of someone that is in the hiding, operating into underground, not openly.


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To play whack-a-mole  –  Fox Fox  17/OUT/2010, 10:41 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  c n n  18/OUT/2010, 3:09 AM
 To play whack-a-mole  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2010, 8:07 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Jussara  18/OUT/2010, 8:24 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2010, 8:46 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Fox Fox  18/OUT/2010, 11:09 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  orlando  18/OUT/2010, 10:15 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Dale-USA  18/OUT/2010, 11:39 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  c n n  18/OUT/2010, 1:23 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Dale-USA  18/OUT/2010, 1:38 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  c n n  18/OUT/2010, 2:39 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Fox Fox  18/OUT/2010, 3:29 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Breckenfeld  18/OUT/2010, 8:53 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2010, 10:00 PM

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