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    a type of son-in-law

    In our country, sometimes a man gets married and lives with his wife in the wife's parents' house, maybe because he's jobless and doesn't have money to support his family. This is not good and most of people have a bad idea about this man and we have phrase to call this man. It's bad in our country but maybe it's not problem in other countries. I wonder if there is any term or phrase or idiom that we can use about this man.

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    Re: a type of son-in-law

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    In our country, sometimes a man gets married and lives with his wife in the wife's parents' house, maybe because he's jobless and doesn't have money to support his family. This is not good and most of people have a bad idea about this man and we have phrase to call this man. It's bad in our country but maybe it's not problem in other countries. I wonder if there is any term or phrase or idiom that we can use about this man.
    No, not to my knowledge.

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    Re: a type of son-in-law

    I would call a man who lives with his in-laws "very brave"!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a type of son-in-law

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would call a man who lives with his in-laws "very brave"!
    Or 'very foolhardy'.

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    Re: a type of son-in-law

    And I imagine he will soon be known as "divorced".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a type of son-in-law

    Yet in so many cultures, it's quite expected that they will live with the husband's parents. When I explained "Will you marry me and come live with me and my mom and dad?" would not be received as a perfect proposal, they were surprised.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a type of son-in-law

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would call a man who lives with his in-laws "very brave"!
    Yes, one word, but full of meaning.

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