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Be fully aware of the true state of affairs.
- ‘We had our fair share of the game which is pleasing from my point of view but I am under no illusions how tough my job still is.’
- ‘The 35-year-old is under no illusions about his situation.’
- ‘Although young, Mr Bowen was under no illusions about what he would have to face on D-Day, not least because he was in the company of battle-hardened veterans.’
- ‘In his writing on India, Marx shows himself under no illusions concerning the brutal and mercenary nature of British rule.’
- ‘With what's happened over the last 12 months we're under no illusions that we're going in as favourites to win the competition.’
- ‘We are under no illusions about the challenge ahead.’
- ‘The 8-6 win was hard-fought and Ford is under no illusions that his side might have to grind out another win today.’
- ‘She says she has been greatly impressed with the efficiency of the Dundee operation but is under no illusions about the challenges facing a factory on the northern fringes of Europe.’
- ‘But I'm under no illusions, it could be taken away at any point, so I just grab it with both hands.’
- ‘Indeed, she is under no illusions that, left to their own democratic devices, women would freely choose the Utopia she has in mind.’
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