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Post time 2006-9-10 21:47:25 |Display all floors
For them, buying a house means "eating beans and rice" and keeping their 1993 Buick instead of buying a shiny new car.

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Post time 2006-9-10 21:52:43 |Display all floors
是不是说明他们穷啊买了房子他们就等着eating beans and rice吧

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Post time 2006-9-10 21:57:45 |Display all floors
能不能提供上下文啊?
那家是不是吃糠咸菜啊?

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Post time 2006-9-10 22:11:19 |Display all floors
The Estes' are part of  a growing number of 20-something buying homes thanks to low interest rates...... They say they have had to trade away some pleasures in order to pay for their new home. For them, buying a house means "eating beans and rice" and keeping their 1993 Buick instead of buying a shiny new car.

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Post time 2006-9-10 22:11:37 |Display all floors
For them, buying a house means "eating beans and rice" and keeping their 1993 Buick instead of buying a shiny new car
乱猜一下
对他们而言,买房子意味着只能吃饱,不能吃好,不能买新的好车,只能继续用他们那辆1993年的别克车。

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Post time 2006-9-11 06:28:39 |Display all floors
从上下文来看,好象是“省吃俭用”的意思。

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Post time 2006-9-11 07:24:11 |Display all floors
Exactly.

Beans and rice are fairly inexpensive foods so "eating beans and rice" is a way of saying they will be living economically and saving money. (It could also be used as a reference to having a vegetarian diet, but not here.)

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