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What does 'A poor man pays twice' mean?
May 28, 2008 8:10AM
Pays once to get something fixed then once to get it fixed right.
ANSWER: A poor man lacks the capital to earn residual income and sells his own labor in exchange for money. His earning power is greatly diminished and he is in effect paying the price, and when that price has been paid, he uses his meager pay check to pay for his subsistence.