English version

a gauge of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha gauge of somethinga gauge of somethingsomething that helps you make a judgment about a person or situation Retail sales are a gauge of consumer spending. The tests will give parents a gauge of how their children are doing. gauge
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a gauge of somethingRetail sales are a gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of economic activity.Between August 1915 and April 1917, the line was reopened to a gauge of 15ins, and is still in operation.How hard writing was for each of us was a gauge of how serious we were.Its yield, a gauge of economic growth and inflation expectations, fell 8 basis points to 6. 07 percent.
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