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  • GamblingCamel

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    Hi Paulo. I think that the full sentence will make it easier for PT speakers to translate "spell open season"

    "They said that just the notion of the government’s seriously considering the death penalty for gay people would spur lynch mobs and spell open season on Uganda’s gays."

    Open hunting season is the period of time when it's legal to hunt animals in a certain region.
    TO SPELL = to result in = Their unwise investment could spell financial ruin.
     

    Paulotella

    Senior Member
    Hi Paulo. I think that the full sentence will make it easier for PT speakers to translate "spell open season"

    "They said that just the notion of the government’s seriously considering the death penalty for gay people would spur lynch mobs and spell open season on Uganda’s gays."

    Open hunting season is the period of time when it's legal to hunt animals in a certain region.
    TO SPELL = to result in = Their unwise investment could spell financial ruin.
     
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