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An té a bhíonn breoite, ní bhíonn feoil air.

The person who is ailing, there does not tend to be meat on him.

Note: On the surface, this seems merely to be an acknowledgement that the sick often lose weight due to their illnesses. This seanfhocal has a more droll aspect when one considers that "breoite" which generally means "sick", also has a secondary menaing of "seared". Hence, the person who is cooked, there does not tend to be meat on him. Is leor sin.

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