Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:16 PM
MrScorpio (55,750 posts)
Do the Romneys actually clip coupons?
Isn't the point of being millionaires the fact that you don't have to worry about saving a few pennies on your grocery bill?
Do they shop at the Dollar Store too?
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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:24 PM
cthulu2016 (7,946 posts)
5. "Coupon clipper" is an old phrase meaning living off bond interest
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Bonds used to have interest payment notes called coupons that you'd cash in as they matured, over the life of the bond.
Vernacularly, being a coupon clipper today means non-working and wealthy with some sort of regular income from investments.
But it's kind of an antique phrase. My mom used it (with contempt). And Tweety still uses it.