‘Make America Rake Again’: Local Philly garden centre cashes in on Trump oddity
rake – a gardening tool used to collect leaves, to rake is the act of gathering
cash-in – to profit financially
oddity – something strange, out of the usual
The president tweeted that there would be a press conference given by his team of lawyers at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia. As it turned out, the press conference was held in front of a garage door belonging to Four Seasons Total Landscaping on the outskirts of the city and not at the famously exclusive hotel. While the whole situation was embarrassing for Trump, the landscaping firm certainly profited greatly from all the free global advertising that was generated!!!!
‘Democracy works,’ says Biden as he urges patience with count showing him on brink of win
urge – strongly advise or suggest
brink – the point where something is about to happen
As the numbers grew for Biden and his followers were waiting for him to declare victory, Biden chose calm and restraint as his tone.
The vanishing ‘red mirage’: how Trump’s election week soured
vanish – disappear
sour – become acidic
As the experts had predicted, Trump galloped off to an early lead in the count which created a “red mirage”. As postal votes started to be counted that mirage began to disappear and what was a sweet moment for the president turned out to be quite acidic.