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Re: Nothing too good...

Posted by Smokey Stover on June 27, 2007

In Reply to: Nothing too good... posted by Ali Kahrobaie on June 27, 2007

: Please tell what this phrase means:
: Nothing too good for the only son.
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It's better to think of the complete sentence: "There's nothing too good for the only son." It means, I think, that it's safe to spoil the only son (perhaps "my" only son, or "our" only son) by giving him anything he wants, since he's the only heir. I'm sure it's not some universal maxim, since it doesn't sound like a good policy at all. It could be ironic, but without context it's hard to tell.
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