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21:39 Oct 25, 2007
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Marketing - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / Item on a list "all in a day's work"
Swedish term or phrase: Yllebyxor (in this somewhat scanty context)

- This is an item on a list of one-word jobs and activities that fill the working hours of a sales and marketing employee.

Some are straightforward, like Eventplan, Julbordannons, Reklam, Trycksaker...

With others there is a slight twinkle in the eye:

Öl och andet

-- which come in that order at the end of the list.

Apart from the more or less literal meanings, is there some allusion that is lost on me?

The salesman works in Stockholm, but in my neck of the woods it's been a long week, it's nearly midnight, and my brain is about to seize up :-)

Any suggestions will be highly appreciated!
Christine Andersen
Local time: 04:09

Summary of answers provided
4woolen underwear

Discussion entries: 2



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woolen underwear

In olden days, röda yllebyxor (red woolen underwear) were a necessity in our somewhat inclement climate.

Note added at 19 hrs (2007-10-26 17:19:23 GMT)

Also consider this music-hall text (from the 1920's):
"Alla yxor, alla yxor, alla yxor slipas ej,
för röda yllebyxor slipas ej, slipas ej!"

    Reference: http://www.tradera.com/NYA_RIKTIGA_GAMMELDAGS_YLLEBYXOR_MED_...
Local time: 04:09
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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