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    Question Spoon of tar

    Anyone knows what "Spoon of tar" means, I think it has to do with level of challenge......

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    Re: Spoon of tar

    Welcome to the forum, prestigitor. Please correct the information in your profile.

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    Re: Spoon of tar

    Where did you see this? I haven't come across the phrase. I searched for it and there are some mentions on Russian sites.

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    Re: Spoon of tar

    It seems that there is a Russian proverb, a spoon(ful) of tar spoils a jar of honey, so a spoon of tar could mean something like a fly in the ointment. It could also mean a spoon(ful) of tar.
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