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Re: Don't want to throw your money on the table and get a lemon ...

Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 24, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Don't want to throw your money on the table and get a lemon ... posted by James Briggs on December 24, 2002

: : : Hi all! What does the expression mean? Something to do with taking risks? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

: : A "lemon" refers to an item or device which does not function properly.
: : For instance, if you purchase a brand new automobile and you constantly need to bring it back to the dealer to have it fixed, you have purchased a "lemon".
: : Here in NY there are "Lemon Laws" which spell out your rights as a consumer with regards to purchasing such items.

: I think this comes from gaming machines, where an image of a lemon is not good news if one comes up as part of the those displayed. Correct?

...or maybe from the face one makes if one bites into a very acidy lemon.