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    Smile Can someone explain the meaning

    I came across the expression "weaned on pickles" when I was reading a book.

    It seems like an idiom. Can someone explain the meaning?


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    Re: Can someone explain the meaning

    The last meaning that babies were usually given something like a "sugar tit" (sugar tied up in a small piece of cloth) to suck on when they were being weaned from a bottle or from the breast. A sour-faced person must have been given a pickle to suck.

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