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    throw out of crumbs

    Hello,

    Please help. I don't understand the bold sentence. Pls explain.

    "As a matter of fact, the exact opposite is true because you will find that you will wish to do charitable things, good things for other people, performing services involving the throwing out of crumbs as it were."

    Thank you, beeja

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    Re: throw out of crumbs

    It's a slang, which means "throwing out those contemptible people as if they were crumbs". Personally I wouldn't use it.

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    Re: throw out of crumbs

    Quote Originally Posted by syku View Post
    It's a slang, which means "throwing out those contemptible people as if they were crumbs". Personally I wouldn't use it.
    I am sorry, but it doesn't mean that at all, it means distributing "crumbs of comfort" to the needy.

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    Re: throw out of crumbs

    haha. That's why I love English. I do understand "crumbs of comfort" and "crumb" as a contemptible person. Why would a charity use "throwing" when they're "distributing" goods to the needy?

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    Re: throw out of crumbs

    Quote Originally Posted by syku View Post
    haha. That's why I love English. I do understand "crumbs of comfort" and "crumb" as a contemptible person. Why would a charity use "throwing" when they're "distributing" goods to the needy?
    That is a very good question, I think that the original text is badly phrased.

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