March 17, 2009

live in sin

Posted in Idioms at 3:01 pm by Feng

live in sin – Cohabit outside marriage [dict]

During a chitchat, someone mentioned that his mother died when he was young and his father was now living in sin with his girlfriend. Of course, it shouldn’t be interpreted as he hates his dad; this phrase is used in a jocular fashion here. Sometimes the same phrase could be used to mean something serious. The context is important. It also depends on how literal the local customs and views are.

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