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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!
See also: clog, generation, three

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.
See also: gap, generation

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.
See also: generation

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"
See also: gap, generation

clogs to clogs in three generations

the return of a family to poverty after one generation of prosperity.
See also: clog, generation, three

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.
See also: generation, now
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2010) sought to investigate the degree to which generational differences exists among skilled workers in a single construction trade.
The solution will not be a new program; it will be a new culture resulting from a generational change.
It took current Source Culture Editor Fahiym Ratcliffe to break decorum and offer a commentary that is too often left out of the generational warfare.
The advocacy network also included organizations that explicitly focused on promoting generational equity.
The same sort of generational family-values exercise happens in the quintessential GenX musical Rent, but with even more ethnic and sexual diversity.
But the lessons that leading-edge boomers are drawing from their elders, anointed "the greatest generation" by Tom Brokaw in a new book with that title, are less about paying tribute to those who came before and more about asserting a new form of generational privilege over those who come after.
Concerned more with generational responsibility than an eschatological obsession with decline, the discourse on "youth" and the "Rising Generation" encompassed social and political training that extended beyond jeremiads.
For example, an expansion of pay-as-you-go-financed Social Security retirement benefits will help current older and harm current younger and future generations, according to generational accounting.
Generational Equity is pleased to be the title sponsor of this fantastic Holiday event," stated Ryan Binkley, President of Generational Equity.
Two essays in Aging and Generational Relations focus largely on western Europe.
The emphasis on generational warfare masked another major division here--the one based on class.
The essays in this work differ in their scope and the extent to which they accept or reject the generational theme but both "generations" and "youth" supply a thematic unity that is often missing in such collections.
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