2012년 12월 10일 월요일

Dic: a train of something, something in train (two related images)

■[N-COUNT] usu sing, N of n A train of thought or a train of events is a connected sequence, in which each thought or event seems to occur naturally or logically as a result of the previous one.

  • He lost his train of thought for a moment, then recovered it...
  • Giles set in motion a train of events which would culminate in tragedy.
■[PHRASE] v-link PHR, PHR after v  If a process or event is in train or has been set in train, it is happening or starting to happen. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use in motion)
  • He praised the economic reforms set in train by the government.
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