back-to-back speeches

English translation: one speech immediately after another.

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English term or phrase:back-to-back speeches
Selected answer:one speech immediately after another.
Entered by: Nadia Ayoub

10:11 Aug 20, 2017
English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - International Org/Dev/Coop
English term or phrase: back-to-back speeches
In October 2007, malaria experts were stunned when, at a malaria forum in Seattle, Washington, Bill and Melinda Gates uttered a forbidden word in back-to-back speeches calling for the eradication of malaria. The WHO Director-General stepped up to support that goal, further fanning the shockwaves. Reactions were sharply divided. Some cautioned against setting unrealistic goals that were doomed to crash and burn in the absence of new breakthrough tools, most notably a vaccine.

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Nadia Ayoub
Egypt
Local time: 18:08
one speech immediately after another.
Explanation:
Bill Gates spoke first, Melissa Gates spoke immediately after him, and they both called for the eradication of malaria.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:08
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4 +7one speech immediately after another.
Jack Doughty
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fwiw, hth
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one speech immediately after another.


Explanation:
Bill Gates spoke first, Melissa Gates spoke immediately after him, and they both called for the eradication of malaria.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:08
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 16
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Asker: Many thanks Jack :)


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Reference: fwiw, hth

Reference information:
Back-to-back | Definition of Back-to-back by Merriam-Webster
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-to-back
Definition of back–to–back. 1 : facing in opposite directions and often touching. 2 : coming one after the other : consecutive.

Back-to-back definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/back...
US , Informal. one right after another; consecutive. facing in opposite directions, with the backs touching. Word origin of 'back to back' from use in stud poker to describe a pair dealt consecutively, one face down and the next face up.

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