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terça-feira, 24 de dezembro de 2013

What does lemon mean?

A defective product, or anything that doesn't work very well; something which breaks constantly, particularly a car.
1) Tom's new car turned out to be a lemon.
2) My new computer is a lemon; I should just throw it out the window.
A "lemon" is a citrus fruit with a tart or sour (not sweet) flavor. In the 1800's, people started using the word 'lemon' to describe people who were sour (or unfriendly). Over time, 'lemon' came to refer to anything that was defective or broken.

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