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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  28/MAR/2010 9:10 PM
Assunto:  fallen athlete


  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.



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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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