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aprés-ski

the social activities that take place in the evening at hotels and restaurants in towns where people go to ski If it's aprés-ski you're after, this town with its hundred or so bars is the resort for you. Bars and dancing are among the aprés-ski activities for the adults.

après moi le deluge

A disaster will follow. The French phrase, translated as “After me the deluge,” has been attributed to King Louis XVI or to his mistress, Madame de Pompadour. He or she was referring to the centuries of excessive living enjoyed by the aristocracy and paid for by the rest of France and what would happen as a result when His Majesty (or Madame) went to their heavenly rest. Whether the king or his main squeeze was predicting a cataclysm or simply indicating that he or she didn't care what came after them isn't clear. Nevertheless, whoever spoke the words was a prophet in his or her time: fourteen years after Louis's death came the revolution that swept away the old order, including Louis's son. No one could have been ideologically further from the Bourbon monarchy than Karl Marx, who repeated the phrase in his Das Kapital: “Après moi le déluge! is the watchword of every capitalist and of every capitalist nation. Hence capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the labourer, unless under compulsion from society.” The phrase is the very appropriate motto of Britain's Royal Air Force 617 Squadron, nicknamed “the Dam Busters” for its sorties against German dams during World War II.
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Managing director Mark Jones said: "We view Fleet Street Kitchen as the jewel in our crown and we're looking at rolling out six new venues over the next three years, working closely with Christie + Co who facilitated a robust and efficient sales process for the two Apres bar sites.
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Freestyle Ski Team proudly announced recently that The Captain has been designated the "Official Supplier of Apres Ski Fun" for the 2002-2003 ski season.
L'equipe algerienne militaire de football a remporte le titre mondial aux 6es Jeux mondiaux militaires qui se deroulent en Coree du Sud, apres sa victoire (2-0 apres prolongations) en finale hier face a l'equipe du Sultanat d'Oman.
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Called Apres, the new nightspot has replaced the former Slug and Lettuce pub, in Mere Green, and created 40 new jobs.
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