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    Perhaps a salad once in a while?

    What does she mean by "Perhaps a salad once in a while?"?
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    Re: Perhaps a salad once in a while?

    She is suggesting that he is overweight and it would be good if he ate more salad.
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    Re: Perhaps a salad once in a while?

    Exactly. It's conversational shorthand for "[Do you think that] perhaps [you should eat] a salad once in a while?

    The idiom once in a while means sometimes, occasionally, from time to time.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Perhaps a salad once in a while?

    Salad dodger is a slang term for overweight people.

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    Re: Perhaps a salad once in a while?

    It is but it's not very accurate - I know plenty of overweight people who eat salad and plenty of thin people who never touch a vegetable!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Perhaps a salad once in a while?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It is but it's not very accurate - I know plenty of overweight people who eat salad
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    Re: Perhaps a salad once in a while?

    What's salad?

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    Re: Perhaps a salad once in a while?

    We put French fries on our salads around here. No, I'm not kidding.

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