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clogs to clogs in three generations


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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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