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We are going to bring them up to the boil

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2

Grated lemon zest

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3

Fruits in season

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4

Apple/cherry blossom

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5

A chicken nugget

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6

The meal was largely spent on a question-answer volley

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7

A corn-thresher

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8

A pane of glass

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9

It pains you terribly

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10

It was spoiling the game to arrest my gaze on this detail

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11

To bare my soul

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12

My enthusiasm for the venture was somewhat tempered by my knowledge of the work that would be involved

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13

I learnt to temper my criticism

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14

Her concept of beauty fueled a daily sense of self-loathing in front of the mirror

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15

The painting grips us by the collar

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16

His ideas enjoyed wide currency during the last century

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17

He just sat there making banal remarks all evening

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18

I fashioned a hat for myself out of/from newspaper

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19

I've just grown weary of it

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20

The word seemed to capture the essence that the word love, weary of overuse, simply could not aspire to

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21

A rugged face of an explorer

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22

So tell me, are you seeing anyone

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23

Pull the ripcord

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24

The audience was enraptured by the soloist's performance

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25

There is now incontestable evidence that the killings did take place

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26

An indication of what lays submerged

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27

I remained pensive on the drive home through the evening rush hour

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28

A strand of hair was trapped in the car headrest

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29

The oasis complex is never a complete delusion

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30

He took the bull by the horns

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31

To appease her fears

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32

Can I trouble you to key in the marks for me please?

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33

I would like you to leave, preferably today, but by tomorrow at the latest

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34

First of all, a heartfelt "thank you" to the Asia Club for organizing this get-together

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35

A flat profits tax fixed at 16.5 per cent

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36

An unfettered media

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37

His imagination is unfettered by the laws of logic

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38

A unique free trade pact with China called CEPA

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39

Hong Kong and China are separate customs territories

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40

Hong Kong is the chief offshore Renminbi centre with the largest pool of Renminbi liquidity outside the Mainland

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41

Burgeoning private banking sector

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42

Allow me to share with you a few of key trends that make offshore Renminbi business such an exciting prospect for international finance

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43

I shall also touch on some areas where

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44

The pace of change began to quicken significantly

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45

The source of demand for financial products and services denominated in Renminbi is expanding significantly

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46

The internationalization of the Renminbi gathers pace

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47

Increase manyfold

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48

This is a snapshot of the Renminbi trends from the Hong Kong viewpoint

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49

Capture the opportunities arising from the wider use of RMB to a fuller extent

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50

Clients from industry seeking to tap Edinburgh's resources of expertise

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51

As a global financial centre in the Asian time zone with free flow of information and capital, a robust regulatory regime and a simple tax system, Hong Kong is the natural nexus to bridge this two-way flow of capital

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52

Your support is an essential impetus for us to promote Hong Kong as a premier start-up destination in Asia

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53

To allow budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to would-be angel investors

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54

We are not accustomed to looking back, basking in successes of days gone by

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55

We set the bar high for ourselves

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56

Provide preferential access for Hong Kong companies

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57

Enjoy tariff-free access to the Mainland market

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58

They are guaranteed under the "One Country, Two Systems" principle enshrined in our constitutional document, the Basic Law

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59

This alone is not enough, not nearly enough

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60

You will be able to stroll along piazzas, take in open-air performances or relax at cafes and restaurants, and enjoy the magnificent views of Hong Kong

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61

We have the business network that is unmatched

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62

We have the first-mover advantage

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63

Our fashion editor gives you the lowdown on winter coats for this season

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64

A lot of backbiting goes on in our office

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65

A gangland feud/murder

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66

Decidophobia

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67

Band-aid

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68

New shoes always give me blisters

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69

Dress my blister

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70

A message for lymphatic drainage

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71

It gives a touch of comic relief to the working day, after all

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72

He has a scientific bent/a bent for science

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73

I am tone deaf

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74

She has considerable financial/business acumen

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75

A bag lady

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76

Pack a set of fresh clothes for the next day

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77

Slide a finger into her nostril to clear an obstruction

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78

We could risk intervals of silence, we were no longer paranoid talkers, unwilling to let the conversation drop lest tranquility seems unfaithful

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79

The rumble of her stomach when he was hungry

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80

The sound of a brush through her hair

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81

We don't bother with all the social niceties here

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82

The protest degenerated into an orgy of looting and shooting

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83

Impersonate a bearded journalist

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84

In our intimacy, social formalities found themselves rerun in a comic light, like a tragedy which is spoofed by the actors backstage

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85

The world that Chloe and I lived in had largely been stripped of capacities for epic conflict

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86

Friendship nourished solely by occasional dinners will never have the depth of those forged on a trek or at a university

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87

She has collapsed drunk on the pavement

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88

A handle of a knife stuck out of her stomach

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I felt in awe of her professionalism

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90

To exorcize our fears

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91

An elegant man in a pinstripe suit

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92

Hand her a crumpled note, on which was scrawled in large letters the words:I love you

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93

She opened the piece of paper, swallowed hard on reading it

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94

She folded the note and slipped it into her pocket

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95

It became something of a leitmotif in our relationship, an incident in our story to which we constantly alluded

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96

We collapsed into giggles

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97

She gave me a quizzical look/glance/smile

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98

An unkempt lawn

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99

It had been a beautiful day, spent largely in Hyde Park, tanning and reading books

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100

I slid into depression

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Sundays evenings had long saddened me

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102

You're wearing your lost orphan boy look again

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103

Oysters are mollusc, as are snails and cuttlefish

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104

A man can acquire anything in solitude except a character

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105

Our selves are fluid and require the contours provided by our neighbours

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106

To feel whole, we need people in vicinity who know us as well, sometimes better, than we know ourselves

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107

To work the graveyard shift

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108

A gold/silver ingot

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109

Plant the evidence

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110

The argument is so strained

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111

She was flaunting her tan in a little white dress

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112

I keep mum all along

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113

You see him as a serf

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114

For some unfathomable reason they built the toilet next to the kitchen

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115

A grassy knoll

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116

My eyes keep twitching

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117

No sparks will fly between us

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118

They were to go down a manhole and then search the sewers

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119

Manhole cover

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120

Ouija board

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121

She is not really a journalist, more a jumped-up PR woman

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122

As nasty as congealed gravy

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123

I would be brought face to face with areas of myself that ordinary introspection (in the interests of inner harmony) would be avoided

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124

A pock-marked moonscape around the old colliery

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125

Ethereal beauty

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126

Ethereal, otherworldly visions

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127

Social contact was like water to a parched survivor

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128

Piece together stories from fragments, tracing the origins of a murder

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129

She crept out of bed and driven to a chemist

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130

A deep-seated fear of failure

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131

Muted sobs rather than hysterical wailing

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132

A jumble of cables in his lap

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133

His boss is stingy and idle

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134

It has no self-defined shape

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135

Their stiffness had prevented Chloe from rising above monosyllabicity

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136

A self-fulfilling prophecy

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137

A slight wiggle of the hips

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138

We lived a love story stretching over an expanse of time

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139

I'd never tried snorkeling before but I had a stab at it while I was in Greece

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