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|English term or phrase: unravelling|
|years of progress are finally unravelling - I really cannot make out the meaning of unravelling - does it mean that the years of progress are just ahead, or that the prospect of such years is fading?|
That which has been done, has come undone. In other words, there is a reversal of the things that were done to achieve prograss.
Unfortunately, now that we're going through some of the worst economic conditions in years, it feels like some of our progress is coming undone.
For the past half century, the American political landscape has been defined by an uneasy alliance between small-government libertarians and social traditionalists. United under the banner of “fusionism“ (a political label coined, as so many seem to be, by one of its critics), this improbable coalition of iconoclastic Oscars and fastidious Felixes came to define the conservative movement for the Cold War era. That movement is **coming undone**.
Note added at 7 hrs (2008-03-15 16:30:06 GMT)
Dictionary.com - un•rav•el
3.Informal. to take apart; undo; destroy (a plan, agreement, or arrangement).
America is prospering, but the prosperity is not being widely shared, certainly not as widely shared as it once was. During the last four years we have made progress in growing the economy. But growing together again must be our central goal in the future.
Why is the social compact **coming undone**?
In a profile that appeared in The Washington Post Magazine the Sunday before Sept. 11, 2001, Rice portrayed herself not so much as the product of the movement to end segregation, which she suggested was already **coming undone**, as of her family's ability to surmount it and prepare her for the opportunities freedom would bring.
New evidence keeps emerging that clearly points to a new direction in Iraq. Despite the President's constant claims of ``progress,'' the facts are otherwise. The U.S. death toll in Iraq reached 104 in April, making it the deadliest month of the year and one of the deadliest of the entire war.
Republican Senator CHUCK HAGEL recently returned from Iraq and paints a bleak picture. ``This is **coming undone** quickly, and Prime Minister Maliki's government is weaker by the day. The police are corrupt, top to bottom. The oil problem is a huge problem. They still can't get anything through parliament.'' That is a quote from someone who just went there, Senator CHUCK HAGEL.
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