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Brains are at a discount in the married state. There is no demand for them, no appreciation even. Options
Daemon
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Brains are at a discount in the married state. There is no demand for them, no appreciation even.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
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Daemon wrote:
Brains are at a discount in the married state. There is no demand for them, no appreciation even.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


At a discount also implies overabundance, particularly when demand is low. Jerome must have thought of brains with "best before"
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Context from: Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

On Dress and Deportment

It is just the same when you want to marry. Great ability is not required so much as little usefulness. Brains are at a discount in the married state. There is no demand for them, no appreciation even. Our wives sum us up according to a standard of their own, in which brilliancy of intellect obtains no marks. Your lady and mistress is not at all impressed by your cleverness and talent, my dear reader--not in the slightest. Give her a man who can do an errand neatly, without attempting to use his own judgment over it or any nonsense of that kind; and who can be trusted to hold a child the right way up, and not make himself objectionable whenever there is lukewarm mutton for dinner. That is the sort of a husband a sensible woman likes; not one of your scientific or literary nuisances, who go upsetting the whole house and putting everybody out with their foolishness.

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