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Art/Literary - Linguistics
|English term or phrase: added to the mood music|
|Text from THE ECONOMIST about Iran's nuclear programme. |
"But might it open a path to negotiations with America? In a change of policy last year, Condoleezza Rice, America's secretary of state, said she would be willing to talk directly to Iran about all their differences (they are already talking on and off about Iraq) once it had suspended uranium enrichment. The Americans and Europeans, supported by Russia and China, promised that a halt to enrichment would win Iran improved political and economic ties, talks on regional security and help with advanced, but less suspect, nuclear technology. Russia even offered to enrich uranium on Iran's behalf, to get talks going. Many of America's presidential candidates have ADDED TO THE MOOD MUSIC by picking up ideas for a “grand bargain” with Iran across a range of issues.
Yet it is far from clear that Iran is interested in a deal with America, especially while Mr Bush remains president. "
(The Economist - Jan 31st, 2008 - "Iran's nuclear programme - As the enrichment machines spin on")
Could you please explain this expression to me?
|English translation:added their voices to the rest (of the choire)|
It's not really an expression, just the author turning a phrase. I've never heard it nor has Google. But this is what it seems to mean based on context, that the other candidates added their voices in support of this plan, called the by author mood music because all these different voices share the same mood (opinion).
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