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    Post "On the other end of the spectrum"

    Wearing a Rolex watch signifies walth, for example.
    On the other end of the spectrum, skateboarders may wear the latest
    "underground" brands to show that they are "in."

    What's the meaning of "On the other end of the spectrum"?

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    Re: "On the other end of the spectrum"

    A spectrum is a continuous range from one extreme to another, like a thermometer or the volume of your TV. Unlike a light switch, which is off or on (1 or 0) a spectrum can have an infinite number of values between the extremes.

    So the phrase means "at the opposite side" or "on the other end."

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    Re: "On the other end of the spectrum"

    Here, I presume the spectrum is that of showing your status- from the status of having and displaying wealth to the status of being cool.

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