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    the meaning of the saying.

    Hi. I Would like to know the meaning of the saying belox;
    "fodder for an occasional dig". Should it be like a brazilian saying. "one bone is enoughf por a soup". Thank you very much. Milton.


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    Re: the meaning of the saying.

    Quote Originally Posted by domdomingues2003 View Post
    Hi. I Would like to know the meaning of the saying belox;
    "fodder for an occasional dig". Should it be like a brazilian saying. "one bone is enoughf por a soup". Thank you very much. Milton.
    Personally, I think I need more context here. 'Fodder' roughly means 'food', but is now only used either for animal feed (e.g. 'cattle fodder'), or in an idiomatic sense. My best guess at your sentence would be that 'dig' is being used as a euphemism for 'insult' - for example, "That's a nasty dig - you know he hasn't recovered from being rejected by his last girlfriend."

    So, if I heard only "fodder for an occasional dig", I would take it to mean 'an easy target for cheap insults'.

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    Re: the meaning of the saying.

    Hi. Thank you very much. You´re right. The context is a family quarrel, so it really sounds like an insult. Something like " every little thing you can do or say leads to a fight ". Milton

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