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    I'm off the shelf

    Like many teenagers, I thought I was such an ugly thing that no one would ever want me for a wife... Which is why I always say to John, "Thanks to you I'm off the shelf!"

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    Re: I'm off the shelf

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Like many teenagers, I thought I was such an ugly thing that no one would ever want me for a wife... Which is why I always say to John, "Thanks to you I'm off the shelf!"
    What is your question?

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    Re: I'm off the shelf

    "Thanks to you I'm off the shelf!" what is the meaning of this sentence?

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    Re: I'm off the shelf

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    "Thanks to you I'm off the shelf!" what is the meaning of this sentence?
    There is an expression in English, old fashioned now and probably rarely used, for unmarried girls past a certain age; it is "left on the shelf". So this young woman is saying that because John married her, she is "off the shelf".

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