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What do you think of this introduction I made to my essay? -

- At that distant year of 1964 we were living a bad time with people going to sheets to claim for something almost every day." Is the use of "sheets" correct?

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I'm not familiar with this expression. Is it a literal translation of an idiom? Is it BrE?

What were they claiming?
Going in/to sheets to claim something? No, not British English either.

Where did you find this expression?
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The only sheet idiom I am able to recall at this time:
http://www.answers.com/topic/three-sheets-to-the-wind
Isn't sheets another word for newspaper?
Not on its own, no.

Broadsheet - a type of newspaper (you know, those big serious ones it's impossible to read on the train!)
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come down as if in sheets (Example: "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon") - in large groups? conglomerates?

Maybe the word doesn´t exist.
Caretacome down as if in sheets (Example: "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon") - in large groups? conglomerates?

Maybe the word doesn´t exist.
No, this is a correct example. Instead of seeing the individual drops, you see sheets of water.
Can you use sheets to mean a large group of people in a line/queue (a mass of people? - does it make sense in English?) Thank you for your interest and help you have been of great help in my learning.
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