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Re: Swipe card to success

Posted by Sauerkraut on July 13, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Swipe card to success posted by R. Berg on June 08, 2001

: : A "found phrase":

: : SWIPE CARD TO SUCCESS - "The language is becoming a swipe card to success. The majority of jobs in the media are Welsh speakers." Wales: Finding Its Voice. National Geographic, June 2001. Page 62.

: : I guess this replaces "ticket to success." Swipe card being a debit card used to purchase things. Right?

: Right, or a credit card. Supermarkets here accept both kinds of cards for purchases and cash.

A swipe card is also used in many businesses to allow (or limit) an employee's access to certain rooms or sections. Thus, a "swipe card to success" would mean the ability to open doors of opportunity.