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    What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    Hi all there!
    I do not get the meaning of the expression "a burger (or cheeseburger) of pain." What does it mean to you?
    Thank you
    Rgds.

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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiho View Post
    Hi all there!
    I do not get the meaning of the expression "a burger (or cheeseburger) of pain." What does it mean to you?
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    Rgds.
    I have never heard this phrase in my life! Can you give us the context please?

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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    I concur with emsr2d2 that without the context it's not possible to tell what this means.

    However, off the top of my head, I would say that "a burger of pain" is a burger that gives its eater "pain", maybe by way of pepperiness.
    Some people would probably consider a tripple chilli cheeseburger a "burger of pain", because it burns twice.

    But again, without the actual context one cannot tell.


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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    Thank You both for your replies.
    I do not have such specific context that I could provide. Anyway, the speaker refers to his recent past in which he suffered terrible pain, both physical and emotional.
    When I first posted my question I thought "burger of pain" could be an idiom or something, but what about burger meaning "mixture"?
    It was a Radio show and I think he said "cheeseburger", Does cheeseburger have any informal but not explicit meaning that could suit?
    Thank You again.
    Rgds.

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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    Is there any chance at all that he said "a bundle of pain" instead?

    EDIT: Fixed confusing typo - sorry about that.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 02-Apr-2010 at 19:01.
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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Is there any change at all that he said "a bundle of pain" instead?
    Do you mean «any chance»?
    No, I don't think so. I think he said something like "then I saw how the cheeseburger of pain came into this"

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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    Yes, sorry about that.

    That is a really weird expression.

    (And thanks for catching my typo - I fixed it.)
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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    That is a really weird expression.
    Ok, let's forget about the cheeseburger for a second and let's focus on the "pain" part.
    Could possibly "of pain" mean something like "bloody" or "damn"; I mean in any other context, not in this specific one.
    Because a bit later he was speaking about burgers as something he really liked but ended up harming him.
    Maybe he was speaking about his past just to explain his liking for the burgers, but he is now aware that burgers might not be too healthy (of pain??).
    What do you think about the «bloody cheeseburger» possibility?

    I know this is quite a convoluted context…
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    I'm sorry, I wish I could help you. The only - ONLY! - thing that comes to mind is that his poor diet (fat, red meat) led to medical problems and that's what created his pain? Does that make any sense? Otherwise, I just can't figure that out!
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    Re: What would you call "a burger of pain"?

    Thank you so much, Barb_D

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