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We do not expect anything  great from that report. Like in the previous ones, they will put "UNA DE CAL OTRA DE ARENA") (Phrasal sentence meaning different and often contradictory statement in a report. It also means a report which is not clear-cut. Multiple different meaning depending on context. I do not know a completely equivalent english phrase)

We do not expect anything great from that report. Like the previous ones, it will be ambiguous.

by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Wed Sep 26th, 2007 at 02:59:41 PM EST
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Or "Like the previous ones, this one will also try to please everybody"?
by polderjongen on Thu Sep 27th, 2007 at 05:16:45 AM EST
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Yes, that is the meaning. But the idiom literally means [alternately shoveling] a [load] of lime and a [load] of sand.

We have met the enemy, and it is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 27th, 2007 at 05:23:07 AM EST
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Welcome to the cooperative world of European Tribune,  polderjongen!

Hope to see around for more comments and diaries...

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by Melanchthon on Thu Sep 27th, 2007 at 06:04:57 AM EST
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Thank you. I hope I will be able to contribute more.
by polderjongen on Thu Sep 27th, 2007 at 12:41:13 PM EST
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