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    • Join Date: Jan 2006
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    urgent help please

    i have searched all the web seeking the meaning of this proverb :
    it is not the cough that will carry you off it is the coffin they will carry you off in

    but i could not find any thing please help i should submit my translation a few hours later
    tank you in advance

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    Re: urgent help please

    carry you off = kill
    In other words, it means that we should fight illness to the very last moment- you're not dead until you're in a coffin.

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