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    "since kids" - what does it exactly mean

    Hello, I need to explain expression "since kids" in the following context. Some of my colleages think that it means "since birth of our kids" and others think "since my childhood".
    Context: Astonishingly, I wait for thirty-nine minutes and donít see one person I know. Not one, and no-one knows me. Iím as anonymous as the drivers with their universal name-cards (some surnames I know), except the drivers are better dressed. Since the kids, whatever I wear looks like pyjamas. Coats, shirts, T-shirts, jeans, suits; like slept-in pyjamas. (...)

    Thanks for your suggestions,

    Marketa

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    Re: "since kids" - what does it exactly mean

    Since the birth of the kids.

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    Re: "since kids" - what does it exactly mean

    Quote Originally Posted by jirickova View Post
    Thanks for your suggestions,

    Marketa
    Yes, I agree with bhaisahab.
    Also, it's important to realise that in a language such as English that uses articles, phrases such as "since kids" and "since the kids" can mean two entirely different things. (That's for everyone).

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