What does it mean to be called a lemon?

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asked Oct 23, 2019 in Words & Wordplay by kispycristy (500 points)
What does it mean to be called a lemon?

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answered Oct 23, 2019 by Shawn (60,320 points)
When someone calls you a lemon they are basically saying in a nicer way that you're useless or imperfect or a dud.

The person calling you a lemon doesn't like you and is trying to let you know they don't like you in a nicer way.

Lemon refers to something sour that is not working correctly or something that is imperfect a dud, useless etc.

That's why we call used cars that are in bad shape or don't run correctly a Lemon because it's imperfect, useless etc.

So that's one reason we have Lemon Laws in place for people who happen to buy a car that turns out to be a lemon even though most people buy used cars as is.

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