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Senior Member
Cantonese, Hong Kong
Over the past few weeks, a TV program has made striking ratings in a row. But this week the episode is a let-down.

Can I use "this week the episode fell off the tracks built over the past few weeks"
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    It would be understood, redgiant, but it's not idiomatic and sounds quite awkward. If you want to maintain your "railroad" theme, I don't think it's necessary to mention "the past few weeks". If you said "This week the episode fell off the tracks", it would be perfectly understood.

    By the way - your thread title doesn't coincide with your question.
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