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clogs to clogs in three generations

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  • Wealth earned in one generation seldom lasts through the third (grandchild’s) generation.

Etymologies

Circa 1700, perhaps of Lancashire origin, due to clogs being stereotypical clothes of peasants. Compare shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations. (Wiktionary)

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