A meaning of a phrase
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Could you tell me the meaning of a phrase? A boy wrote when he wants to go to a party and his father says that he is not allowed to go, his father often says "Better alive than dead."
Could you tell me what is the meaning of "Better alive than dead"? And the boy in the story spends time with his friends rather than at home with his parents.
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