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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  28/MAR/2010 9:10 PM
Assunto:  fallen athlete
 
Mensagem: 

 

  An athlete that declined in stamina (energy), status, position, dignity, quality, that is became  lower or less in any of those aspects. Could be even an athlete that fell in disgrace, I mean, the one that got forgotten, maybe out in a limbo.

  

    Without much context I would risk to say that it can be a figure of speech (that is, taken in a non-plain English sense).  In that case, it could be an athlete chosen from a group to be offfered as a scapegoat, to teach others athletes a lesson.

    This one I made analogy with the ''fall guy" - bode expiatório.   But, let´s wait confirmation, or any sort of comment.

 

    PP.


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fallen soldier  –  Nina  28/MAR/2010, 8:13 PM
fallen soldier  –  PPAULO  28/MAR/2010, 8:51 PM
 fallen athlete  –  PPAULO  28/MAR/2010, 9:10 PM
fallen athlete  –  Cad Ute  28/MAR/2010, 11:52 PM
fallen athlete  –  PPAULO  29/MAR/2010, 12:25 AM
fallen athlete  –  Dale-CR  29/MAR/2010, 9:58 AM
fallen woman  –  What about  29/MAR/2010, 1:57 PM
fallen woman  –  Dale-CR  29/MAR/2010, 3:39 PM

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