Posted by R. Berg on March 30, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Coupon-clipper posted by RRC on March 30, 2007
: : I read in a book:
: : She suffered agonies from coupon-clipper's thumb.
: : Can anyone help me about its meaning?
: Advertising coupons must be cut out of the advertisement before they can be redeemed at the store. A coupon-clipper would be someone who cuts out a lot of coupons with scissors. Excessive use of any tool can lead to soreness, a blister, or even a repetitive stress disorder. She has hurt herself by constant over-use of her scissors.
"Coupon clipper" also refers to an investor who buys bonds. ~rb