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Why it is said that one man's meat is another man's poison ?

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Asked by virendra gupta, 27 Jan '13 06:00 pm
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One man's meat is another man's poison
Meaning: Everything is relative - what one person values, another may think worthless.
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This expression originates in antiquity. Whether the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus (known as Lucretius) coined the expression in the first century BC, or merely repeated it, his is the oldest known reference: "quod ali cibus est aliis fuat acre venenum" (what is food for one man may be bitter poison to others).
Answered by LIPSIKA, 27 Jan '13 06:04 pm

 
  
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"One man's meat is another man's poison" is an idiom. It means that one person can like or adore his own belongings very much, but another person may hate it.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 27 Jan '13 06:21 pm

 
  
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One man's meat is another man's poison
Meaning: Everything is relative - what one person values, another may think worthless.
Background:
This expression originates in antiquity. Whether the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus (known as Lucretius) coined the expression in the first century BC, or merely repeated it, his is the oldest known reference: "quod ali cibus est aliis fuat acre venenum" (what is food for one man may be bitter poison to others).
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 27 Jan '13 06:09 pm

 
  
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It means that what is good for one may not be so for another .. its like certain values are relative so too this statement
Answered by mrs mary joseph, 27 Jan '13 06:32 pm

 
  
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Good for some one may be bad for other.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 27 Jan '13 06:03 pm

 
  
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Because tastes, preferences, likes and dislikes differ from person to person...!
Answered by Dil Se, 27 Jan '13 06:01 pm

 
  
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Because the "another man" is a Vegetarian !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Answered by Nitin Ray, 27 Jan '13 06:47 pm

 
  
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