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Hi,

Excuse me for being greedy but I have a couple of questions in the writing below.

Across town, over in the East Village, the graffiti was calling for the rich to be eaten, imprisoned, or taxed out of existence.

1) would you define this "town"? I believe town refers to a central place where many people work or shop. But as long as I know the East Village is still town enough.

2) Would you explain this "taxed out of existence"?

thank you,

m
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1) would you define this "town"? I believe town refers to a central place where many people work or shop. But as far as I know the East Village is still town enough. -- 'Across town' = the other side of the municipality, however it is conceived.

2) Would you explain this "taxed out of existence"?-- Taxed so heavily that the entity goes bankrupt.
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Mister Micawber2) Would you explain this "taxed out of existence"?-- Taxed so heavily that the entity goes bankrupt.
sorry for being insistent but would you explain why it means what you say? Is that some kind of idiom?

M
Yes, 'out of existence' = until [it] doesn't exist.
Thank you,

M
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