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could not make it

English translation: could not be present

English term or phrase:could not make it
English translation:could not be present
Entered by: mockingbird (X)

03:27 Apr 8, 2005
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: could not make it
could not make it = could not come?

The summon letter had been sent to the two witnesses on Thursday (7/4). However, the witnesses could not make it since Andi Adriadi was at the time was in Jakarta, while Alizar had yet to get permission from his superior,” said Dodi.
mockingbird (X)
could not be present
you're absolutely right.
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0 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +19
could not be present

you're absolutely right.

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agree  Charlie Bavington (X): 260+ questions asked, nil answered. Is someone taking advantage.... :-)
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