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  •  I am not sure what you mean by pear shaped - (0+ / 0-)

    I agree with your thinking on this, but haven't thought of an economy as gong pear shaped...

    What cha meaning?

    Offer your heart some Joy every day of your life, and spread it along to others.

    by Truedelphi on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:52:26 PM PST

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      The third meaning is mostly limited to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australasia. It describes a situation that went awry, perhaps horribly wrong. A failed bank robbery, for example, could be said to have "gone pear-shaped". The origin for this use of the term is in dispute.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:15:30 AM PST

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