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clogs to clogs in three generations

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Circa 1700, perhaps of Lancashire origin,[1] due to clogs being stereotypical clothes of peasants. Compare shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.

ProverbEdit

clogs to clogs in three generations

  1. (UK) Wealth earned in one generation seldom lasts through the third (grandchild’s) generation.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs