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Youngsters are the fat on the land

French translation: les jeunes vivent grassement /comme des coqs en pâte

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English term or phrase:Youngsters are the fat on the land
French translation:les jeunes vivent grassement /comme des coqs en pâte
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08:38 Dec 9, 2001
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English term or phrase: Youngsters are the fat on the land
YOUNGSTERS ARE THE FAT ON THE LAND.
Seven out of 10 young people are self-confessed couch potatoes who take no regular exercise, a survey revealed yesterday.
VGP
Local time: 16:24
les jeunes vivent grassement /comme des coqs en pâte
Explanation:
jeu de mots probable avec "to live off / on the fat of the land" (vivre comme des coqs en pâte) qu'on trouve dans Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men". Lennie répète à George: "An live off the fatta the land".
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DPolice
Local time: 16:24
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Excellent: j'ai appris quelque chose. Merci beaucoup. VG
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les jeunes vivent grassement /comme des coqs en pâte


Explanation:
jeu de mots probable avec "to live off / on the fat of the land" (vivre comme des coqs en pâte) qu'on trouve dans Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men". Lennie répète à George: "An live off the fatta the land".


    Steinbeck
DPolice
Local time: 16:24
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Grading comment
Excellent: j'ai appris quelque chose. Merci beaucoup. VG
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