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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: 

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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