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Lydia De Jorge United States Local time: 18:58 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish, English PRO pts in category: 90
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You can take the X out of Y, but you can't take the Y out of the X
Explanation: another possibility. examples:
I guess you can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl.
you can take the people out of Hartcliffe, but you can’t take the Hartcliffe out of the people
YOU can take the boys out of Limerick, but you can't take the Limerick out of the boys.
You can take the Russian out of communism, but you can't take the communism out of the Russian.
you can take the gringo out of gringoland but you can't take the gringoland out of the gringo
Daniel Greuel United States Local time: 17:58 Native speaker of: English
The first form of the expression was chip of the same block, meaning that a ... this was modified to a chip off the old block, which does nothing to change ... www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-chi2.htm - 7k - Cached - Similar pages
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