Undecided women in Philadelphia’s suburbs, a crucial voting bloc, said Mr. Trump had not only failed to win them over but in many cases had repelled them.
The latest round of the battle started with Microsoft’s boss, Steve Ballmer, sending a stern warning to Yahoo!’s board to begin discussing a deal or face a hostile takeover. Yahoo! responded with a letter whose subtext was, “keep it friendly, please, we’re only holding out for more money”. At the same time, Mr Yang was planning another tactic: to stall, by making everything really, really complicated.
a hidden or less obvious meaning:
The political subtext of her novel is a criticism of government interference in individual lives.