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under the hood
[hot-rodder talk] 1. Used to introduce the underlying implementation of a product (hardware, software, or idea). Implies that the implementation is not intuitively obvious from the appearance, but the speaker is about to enable the listener to grok it. “Let's now look under the hood to see how ....” 2. Can also imply that the implementation is much simpler than the appearance would indicate: “Under the hood, we are just fork/execing the shell.” 3. Inside a chassis, as in “Under the hood, this baby has a 40MHz 68030!”
The numerical value of under the hood in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of under the hood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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The analogy that I use is, you own a Ferrari that has a $50 oil filter under the hood, without that oil filter, that Ferrari is useless.
It means the court is entitled to look under the hood, the district judge got it wrong by adopting a categorical rule that because the banks were cooperating in setting Libor they could not be violating antitrust rules.
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