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    Idiom

    Hi.
    what is an equivalent idiom for, 'he doesn't deserve something good he already has'? i.e, a beautiful wife who can have much better looking guy than him.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by pangaea View Post
    Hi.
    what is an equivalent idiom for, 'he doesn't deserve something good he already has'? i.e, a beautiful wife who can have much better looking guy than him.
    Thanks.
    There isn't one as far as I am aware. Please give correct information in your profile.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Dec-2013 at 20:17.

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    Re: Idiom

    This is to say that a very mediocre man is married to real beautiful intelligent young woman which makes you wonder how it could be possible.

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    Re: Idiom

    **Not a teacher**
    Quote Originally Posted by pangaea View Post
    This is to say that a very mediocre man is married to real beautiful intelligent young woman which makes you wonder how it could be possible.
    By "give correct information in your profile", he meant, to correct the basic information you have provided while registering with the forum.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/members/544237.html- Verify "About Me".

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    Re: Idiom

    In case you did not understand bhaisahab's request in English, here it is in Swedish, your native language:

    Všnligen ge korrekt information i din medlemsprofil.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by pangaea View Post
    Hi.
    what is an equivalent idiom for, 'he doesn't deserve something good he already has'? i.e, a beautiful wife who can have much better looking guy than him.
    Thanks.
    One could say "He is out of his league". That can mean that somebody has something or someone that doesn't fit with them.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 31-Dec-2013 at 16:29. Reason: typo

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    Re: Idiom

    not a teacher

    … a very mediocre man is married to a really beautiful, intelligent young woman …

    Such a man is sometimes said to be "punching above his weight".
    A reference to the sport of boxing, where a fighter is competing in a heavier division than is appropriate for his actual weight.

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