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    squeezed the toothpaste

    Hi

    Personalities will not break up our band. Musical differences will not break it up either. We'll break up because somebody squeezed the toothpaste from the wrong end.

    --- I don't think it's an idiom, I just suppose it says that our band will break up because of some stupid, trivial reasons?


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    Re: squeezed the toothpaste

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Personalities will not break up our band. Musical differences will not break it up either. We'll break up because somebody squeezed the toothpaste from the wrong end.

    --- I don't think it's an idiom, I just suppose it says that our band will break up because of some stupid, trivial reasons?
    My guess:
    Someone has committed a stupid blunder.

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    Re: squeezed the toothpaste

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Personalities will not break up our band. Musical differences will not break it up either. We'll break up because somebody squeezed the toothpaste from the wrong end.

    --- I don't think it's an idiom, I just suppose it says that our band will break up because of some stupid, trivial reasons?
    Yes, exactly. It's a very common cliche, but it's usually applied to marriages and romances. Since it's applied to a band, the writer is showing some originality and wit.

    (To be exact, in the U.S. we usually say "squeezed the toothpaste in the middle.")

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