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    budget husband

    I ran into 'budget husband' from a China-based English article, which used this phrase as follows. I wonder whether or not native speakers of English use it or it is simply coined by Chinese. Thank you!

    "Budget husband" refers to the single man who is employed in a field with low risk of being unemployed or laid off, such as education and engineering. Their monthly income should range from RMB 3,000 to 10,000, an echelon that can afford the down payment on commercial housing. The budget husband concept is generated from the concept of "economically affordable housing," referring to projects for low- and middle-income groups that have been built in China for the past 11 years. More and more women now tend to seek a "budget husband" instead of a wealthy man, just as home buyers now cast about for a modest home rather than a villa.

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    Re: budget husband

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    I ran into 'budget husband' from a China-based English article, which used this phrase as follows. I wonder whether or not native speakers of English use it or it is simply coined by Chinese. Thank you!
    It doesn't sound like proper English. Also, I've never heard it.

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    Re: budget husband

    Neither have I.

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    Re: budget husband

    Nor I.

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    Re: budget husband

    Add me to that list.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: budget husband

    Native speakers do not use the term. I have never heard of it! Refer to Are you a "budget wife"? - Democratic Underground for further information.

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