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    a pipe and slippers man = σπιτόγατος, μούχλας

    What might be the Greek for this idiom::
    A pipe and slippers man
    A person who is old before their time. Often used to describe someone who marries young and is likely to be in bed before midnight on a Saturday.
    Friend 1: 'Did you say that Ryan is coming out this weekend?'
    Friend 2: 'No, mate. He's at home watching Gardners' World. He's gone proper Pipe and Slippers, nowadays.'
    Often also used for a contented stay at home man, who is not interested in an active, social life.

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    I can think of "μούχλας" (comes from the greek word for mold) - a person who doesn't go out of the house much and is considered to be boring.
    Understand me... I do not have time for things that have no soul. C.B.

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    σπιτόγατος: χαρακτηρισμός ανθρώπου που αγαπά υπερβολικά τη ζωή μέσα στο σπίτι, που περνά τον ελεύθερο χρόνο του μέσα στο σπίτι: Aπό τότε που παντρεύτηκε έγινε σπιτόγατος.
    Θεωρητικά, θεωρία και πράξη είναι το ίδιο πράγμα. Στην πράξη, όμως, διαφέρουν.
    When this you see, remember me and bear me in your mind, let all the world say what they may, speak of me as you find.

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    Thanks, both! Two excellent suggestions.

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    Ο Ράιαν είναι κολλημένος στον καναπέ.
    Wer die Wahrheit nicht weiß, der ist bloß ein Dummkopf. Aber wer sie weiß, und sie eine Lüge nennt, der ist ein Verbrecher!
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    Thanks, Dr. That's like the English 'couch potato'.

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    I knew there was something slightly dejavuish about this thread.

    couch-potato

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    Thanks for the excellent cross reference, cougr!

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