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poco-poco

[Car.; cf. Am. Sp." Cómo te va?" "Pa­co a poco": "How's it going?" (i.e. "How arcyou?") "Little by little" (i.e. "I'm making it—one day at a time"); cf. Gul. "How you stan' today?" "Kinda one-one" WSC (cf. ONE-ONE bit by bit); cf. reduplication of Port. Cr. poko-poko little by little (Ivens Ferraz 1979:59) and Haitian piti‑piti slowly but surely HCEFD] phr. fairly well (in response to "How are you?"). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-21 00:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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