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  1. Just Joined
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    Cool Kiwi - if you dig too deep in the hangi pit, then you're never gonna eat your kumara

    What does this new zeland idiom means? if you dig too deep in the hangi pit, then you're never gonna eat your kumara?
    I was watching a tv show (800 words s01e06) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjHZatGJu8A
    @14:21 and i cant' - as the character - understand what the kiwi guy says. I know kumara is sweet potato and hangi is a traditional food, but what does this expression means?

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    Re: Kiwi - if you dig too deep in the hangi pit, then you're never gonna eat your kum

    Please correct the information in your profile, carvalhar.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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