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What's the meaning of "soup lines"? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-11-8 22:05:26 |Display all floors
U.S. households lost 17 percent of their wealth over in the past three years,
more than $10 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve. The labor market
remains in shambles, with nearly one in 10 Americans unemployed. One in six
Americans now receives some form of government assistance, including food stamps
and extended jobless benefits.
You may not see soup lines, but only because "the soup lines are in the mail,"
says David Rosenberg, chief economist and investment strategist at the
Toronto-based money management firm Gluskin Sheff.

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Post time 2010-11-9 05:55:04 |Display all floors
My take:

Soup lines refer to people waiting in a queue to be fed - normally by a volunteer organisation or charity.

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Post time 2010-11-10 11:28:47 |Display all floors

What's the meaning of "the soup iines are in the mail"?

So, Mr. Terroyfoy, can you tell me the meaning of "the soup lines are in the mail"? Thanks.

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Post time 2010-11-11 07:42:37 |Display all floors
It's just a metaphor meaning instead of receiving charity or a hand-out by queuing in a food queue - you receive a money cheque in the post to help you.

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Post time 2010-11-12 09:56:06 |Display all floors

Thank you!

I got it. Thank you very much, Mr. Terryfoy.:)

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