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Q: What does The jackals have already started to tear at the carcass of the failed Romney campaign. mean?
A: jackal = [literally] an animal similar to a wolf or a dog, which eats carrion (= animals that have been killed by others), [figuratively] a person who does dishonest things; a person who takes advantage of other people's suffering

Dishonest people are already starting to attack the failed Romney campaign, like jackals coming to eat the food that other animals hunted.

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Q: The jackal's back continue to get hotter and hotter Does this sound natural?
A: the only thing that is incorrect is that continue should be continues.

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