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taurine
Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:24:57 PM

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"A battle is brewing for control of America’s most dynamic companies".

The words above have been taken from the abstract treating on assessment on dual-class companies. This is so complicated.

What is in your opinion the meaning of the word: "brewing", please?
Romany
Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:42:49 PM
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Brewing is a proces (most familiar in making alcohol) where the different ingredients are put into a pot, stirred and then left. They sit there bubbling steaming and allowing the chemical processes which will eventually produce beer/spirits, to work. And we always have to keep an eye on things that are brewing...they can explode or blow up in our face, if we aren't careful.

That's why it's a word often paired with 'trouble'. "Trouble's brewing" is a very common usage in English. i.e. all the ingredients for a big blow-up - whether it's political, financial, military etc. - have been jammed in a pot together. We all have no chance now but to stand back and see if it will explode or make some smooth, aromatic, drink!
NKM
Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:24:56 PM

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Consider also: "A storm is brewing."

taurine
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:45:26 AM

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Thank you very much, Romany. Needless to say that earlier I thought nearly about everything what is related to the beer as good and pleasureDrool . But your explanation brings in more balance in my approach toward brewingd'oh!

Yeah, NKM. Now it is easier. Thank you, too.
Ursus Minor
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:56:46 AM

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taurine wrote:
earlier I thought nearly about everything what is related to the beer as good and pleasure



And you were right!
Don't let any far-fetched connotations mislead you.
Romany
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:35:09 AM
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Now that I have toured the Heineken (?) Brewery in Amsterdam and seen for myself what beer looks like brewing (pretty awful, actually. Smells horrid.) I realise what a good word it is. Unless it's being used, as NK showed, for weather, then 'trouble' brewing would look exactly like brewing beer: grey, scummy, yellowish bits and a dreadful smell!
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