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    Default A fat lot you'll ever save

    What does the expression mean "A fat lot you'll ever save!" ? Please advise.

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    Default Re: A fat lot you'll ever save

    Quote Originally Posted by britdam007 View Post
    What does the expression mean "A fat lot you'll ever save!" ? Please advise.
    Not used in AmE, but as a guess with no context, could understand as "you will save much more (money?) than you will ever save". How about some context.

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    Default Re: A fat lot you'll ever save

    Thank you very much. I understood the meaning.

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    Default Re: A fat lot you'll ever save

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Britdam:



    I was just wondering: Is that expression similar to the American expression "Fat chance that ...." It means that

    something is not going to happen.

    1. Fat chance you'll ever save. = There is no chance that you will ever save your money. As soon as you get your

    salary, you spend it.

    2. In October of this year, many Americans were saying "Fat chance that he will ever win the election!" (And he didn't.)

    3. And on a more serious note, some people are saying: It's great that both sides have stopped fighting. But fat chance that

    the peace will last very long.



    James

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    Default Re: A fat lot you'll ever save

    Thank you for your answer.
    I have just learnt two idioms: a fat lot and fat chance.
    Here in a fat lot: - definition of a fat lot: by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Idioms:
    a fat lot Slang
    Very little or none at all: a fat lot of good it will do him.
    fat chance Slang
    Very little or no chance.

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    Default Re: A fat lot you'll ever save

    The person saying it is basically suggesting that they don't believe that the listener is likely to save very much at all, if anything.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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