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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  02/NOV/2010 8:59 PM
Assunto:  U.S. Election

himself in some serious hot water over

himself in some serious trouble/problems about something

(Young man, if you are not home by midnight, you are going to be in hot water with your father!)

She is now a write-in candidate.

She is now an informal/unofficial candidate.

(There are three official candidates for club president.  You and your friends want someone else to be president, so during the election process "you write in his/her name on the ballot", making that person a "write-in candidate".

They are running neck and neck,

(Josi did a wonderful job explaining this.)

Republican Joe Miller in a virtual dead heat with write-in Lisa Murkowski 

Republican Joe Miller in a very close race (another expression taken from horse racing) with Lis Murkowski, an unofficial-informal candidate (see above)

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
U.S. Election  –  Fox Fox  02/NOV/2010, 6:31 PM
U.S. Election  –  Josi  02/NOV/2010, 8:20 PM
 U.S. Election  –  Dale-USA  02/NOV/2010, 8:59 PM
U.S. Election  –  Fox Fox  02/NOV/2010, 11:13 PM
U.S. Election  –  Pati  03/NOV/2010, 3:51 PM

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