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Who knows what does mean "Lean mean drinking machine"? I saw this on the T-shirt. Thanks
Jun 9, 2015 5:58 PM
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"lean and mean" means to be ready and able to do something efficiently. Please see this link: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/lean+and+mean The person's shirt claims (true or not) that the wearer is a person who is ready and able to drink great quantities of alcohol. In other words, the legend on the shirt metaphorically describes its wearer as a "machine" that is able to consume alcohol. The "humor" comes from the rhyme: lean, mean, .... machine.
June 9, 2015
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