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    you're cheating on a vegetable

    Hi, i watched a movie that had that phrase, but i couldn't figure it out. Does anyone know?
    Thank you so much

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    Re: you're cheating on a vegetable

    It's not an idiom. You will need to provide some context if you hope to have us decipher it.

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    Re: you're cheating on a vegetable

    This is a line from the movie, While You Were Sleeping.
    Sandra Bullock pretends to be the fiance of a comatose man, but she falls in love with the guy's brother. She tells her boss about her dilemma. He answers something, and she says:
    Bullock: You're sick!
    Boss: I'm sick? You're cheating on a vegetable!
    A person in a coma is sometimes referred to, insensitively, as a 'vegetable' because they are only vegetating, and not using any higher human faculties.
    By coincidence, this movie is on TV as I write, and I just heard the line.

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    Re: you're cheating on a vegetable

    I'm sick? You're cheating on a vegetable.
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    cheating

    vegetative state

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