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Posted by R. Berg on March 30, 2007

In Reply to: 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

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