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    Question Help with some words


    From this paragraph:

    There are patterns of behavior that tend to indicate an impending life event. Looking for an apartment and working on your resume and upgrading from kegs of swill to four-pack microbrews, for example, might establish that someone is graduating. If your product or service could help someone at this stage in your life, your advertising to them is a mutually beneficial proposition.

    I need to know what does this part of the paragraph means:

    upgrading from kegs of swill to four-pack microbrews, for example, might establish that someone is graduating

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    College students drink a lot of (kegs) of cheap beer (swill).

    So if you stop drinking so much beer and start drinking only four bottles of quality microbrew (upgrade); look for an apartment and a job (work on your resume), then this "pattern of behavior" would probably indicate that you are about to graduate from college ("an impending life event").
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cesardrm View Post

    upgrading from kegs of swill to four-pack microbrews, for example, might establish that someone is graduating
    Hi vicente! What does "swill" mean? That's a word I had never heard before. How would you translate it in Spanish?

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    Hi nabylm:

    Official definition of swill is

    1 : something suggestive of slop or garbage.

    2. a semiliquid food for animals (such as swine) composed of edible refuse mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk; garbage


    It is also a verb meaning to drink.



    In this context it means cheap beer that tastes terrible.

    I'll leave it to a native to translate it in Spanish but it is something like bazofia o basura.
    vicente

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente View Post
    Hi nabylm:

    Official definition of swill is

    1 : something suggestive of slop or garbage.

    2. a semiliquid food for animals (such as swine) composed of edible refuse mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk; garbage


    It is also a verb meaning to drink.



    In this context it means cheap beer that tastes terrible.

    I'll leave it to a native to translate it in Spanish but it is something like bazofia o basura.
    Got it!
    Something like "basura" or "porquería". I heard "bodrio" is used in Spain too.

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