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clogs to clogs in three generations

The idea that a family can escape poverty for a time but then become impoverished again, all in the span of three generations. Primarily heard in UK. With the way you're spending our family's money, we'll be clogs to clogs in three generations!
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generation gap

The difference of opinions and attitudes, especially in relation to social changes and politics, that develop as each generation changes from the one before it. Attitudes toward gay marriage reflects a clear generation gap on the issue today.
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Generation X

 and Generation X'er
people reaching puberty during the 1970s and 1980s. Three or four generation X'ers were in the antique store looking eagerly at some of those horrible old dinette chairs from the 1950s.
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generation gap

A broad difference in values and attitudes between one generation and another, especially between parents and their children. For example, There's a real generation gap in their choice of music, restaurants, clothing-you name it . [1960s"
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clogs to clogs in three generations

the return of a family to poverty after one generation of prosperity.
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now generation

n. the (once current) generation of young people who seemed to want only instant gratification. All those people in the now generation want to start out with fancy cars and nice houses.
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Rhetorical elements of the discourse of generations had their origins in the Old Testament, the Protestant Reformation, and Renaissance Europe.
The thesis, more or less, is that this generation, of which I am a part, is a group of fully ironized, badly educated, dysfunctional underachievers who nonetheless have embraced the role of cleaning up the mess older generations have left behind.
LTO generation 4 follows the previously-published LTO Ultrium Roadmap, which extends through generations 5 and 6.
The memorial's message is not just a remembrance of past sacrifices; it is a reminder to future generations that the torch of freedom is now theirs to carry, that the patriotism, unity and responsibility of the war generation cannot be relegated to stone and mortar merely to remember, but that these are values to nourish and maintain in each generation.
The LTO Program has addressed these issues with the LTO Ultrium format generation 3, LTO WORM, and a roadmap extension including generations five and six.
Attention is going to shift to this younger generation as it emerges into adulthood,'' said Susan Mitchell, a Mississippi-based demographic researcher and author of ``The Official Guide to the Generations.
An extended roadmap also allows end users to plan updates to future LTO Ultrium format generations through to generation 6.
With less replacement income from Social Security, a smaller likelihood of receiving a defined benefit pension plan and decreased chances of receiving an inheritance from their parents, how will the Baby Boomers and other cohorts, such as Generations X and Y, budget their money during retirement to ensure that it does not run out?
After extensive end user, analyst and tape storage trend research, Certance, HP and IBM - the three technology provider companies (TPCs) for the LTO (Linear Tape-Open) Program - today announced an extension to the LTO Ultrium format roadmap to include generations 5 and 6.
They derive their name from the Great Law of the Iroquois that states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.
High-performance multi-protocol readers, extended availability of both generations of EPC tags, and early evaluation of Generation 2 readers and tags will combine to allow customers to migrate to UHF Generation 2 transparently at a time and pace that is convenient for their business.
With the release of the third generation LTO Ultrium format, the LTO Program is sticking to its announced roadmap, as we have with LTO Ultrium generations 1 and 2," said Barry Rudolph, Vice President, Tape Storage Systems, IBM.
The development of Maxell LTO Generation 3 will help ensure that legacy investment in previous Ultrium generations is protected and customers can rest assured that we will be there to provide premium quality media as future LTO Technology generations emerge.
While a majority of both generations (77 percent of Boomers and 78 percent of Gen-Xers) surveyed said they are confident they know how much money they'll need in retirement, a significant portion (44 percent of Boomers and 54 percent of Gen-Xers) also responded that they will outlive their savings.
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