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something is rotten in (the state of) Denmark.

Prov. something suspicious is going on. (From shakespeare's play Hamlet.) Jim: Look, there's a light on in the office, even though it's way past the time everyone should have left. John: Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Jane: I wonder why Fred is coming in so late every morning. Jane: Something is rotten in Denmark.
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I am very pleased that we could assist 51 companies in establishing a business here in Denmark last year.
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PLAYED 13: WON 5, DREW 5, LOST 3 MOST RECENT MEETING: Denmark 0-4 Ireland.