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What does pace mean? #1 (permalink) Tue Feb 10, 2009 18:36 pm   What does pace mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #355 "English Slang Idioms (76)", question 4

"We are still too broke to go. I have been waiting for my company to ......... pace but it is taking longer than I expected," Helen told Laurie.

(a) gather
(b) grow
(c) slow
(d) sell

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #355 "English Slang Idioms (76)", answer 4

"We are still too broke to go. I have been waiting for my company to gather pace but it is taking longer than I expected," Helen told Laurie.

Correct answer: (a) gather
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What does pace mean? #2 (permalink) Tue Feb 10, 2009 20:18 pm   What does pace mean?
 

Gather pace -- an idiom meaning 'to movegrow faster'.

Here in this context, Helen wants her company to grow faster so that she could get enough money to go somewhere (where to go is not mentioned here).
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