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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  07/DEZ/2012 2:22 PM
Assunto:  Frase feita
 
Mensagem:   "Close, but no cigar" probably comes from carnival (not carnaval) games of chance.

A similar expression is "Close only counts in horseshoes."  Do Brazilians play horseshoes?  It's a common game played in the USA.  The early game used real horseshoes, but today people use specially made horseshoes.  A good description of it can be found in Wikipedia: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoes

You can earn points by throwing your horseshoes closest to the metal stakes used as targets.

I've also heard variations of "Second place means you won first place at losing."


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Frase feita  –  lucatan  04/DEZ/2012, 12:46 PM
Frase feita  –  miltonhw  04/DEZ/2012, 5:09 PM
Frase feita  –  Tiago T.  04/DEZ/2012, 10:03 PM
Frase feita.  –  PPAULO  05/DEZ/2012, 12:58 AM
Frase feita  –  Tiago T.  06/DEZ/2012, 1:10 AM
Frase feita  –  Tiago T.  06/DEZ/2012, 1:23 AM
Frase feita  –  Dale-USA  07/DEZ/2012, 2:09 PM
Frase feita  –  PPAULO  08/DEZ/2012, 3:01 AM
Frase feita  –  Tiago T.  06/DEZ/2012, 1:51 AM
 Frase feita  –  Dale-USA  07/DEZ/2012, 2:22 PM

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