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Thread #104536   Message #2142078
Posted By: Metchosin
05-Sep-07 - 11:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: more Australian words
Subject: RE: BS: more Australian words
I think "spoiling the Egyptians" means extracting as much from a deal as you possibly can. I think it might be a Christian reference regarding the Exodus, with a hint of irony attached. At least that would be my Canadian take on it.