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"I coulda been a contender"

Posted by David FG on January 12, 2005

In Reply to: "I coulda been a contender" posted by SER on January 12, 2005

: What does the famous quote from On the Waterfront 'I coulda been a contender' mean?

It means something like 'I could have been a champion (boxer I think, in the context) or at least I could have been in contention for the championship.' I think.