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    Are you a family man?

    When I was in Canada, I once had an interview with a company, and the interviewer asked me "Are you a family man?". The position offered a small payment for college students, so the salary wasn't sufficient for a man with a family, that's why he was worried and asked if it was okay to accept the job.
    But I thought of the expression literally, and answered "Yes, I have a family, my wife, son......"
    Does "family man" always mean a man who cherishes his family or sometimes a plain meaning of a man who has a family?
    Last edited by keannu; 26-Feb-2012 at 05:11.

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    Re: Are you a family man?

    He's simply a man who has a family.

    You need to add an adjective like devoted if you want to emphasise his emotional attachment to his family.


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