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July 26, 2005

Bee-shileh-pileh

When somone is unpretentious or modestly dressed, we say so and so is "bee-shileh-pileh". Where does this expression come from? Are "shileh" and "pileh" made up words or do they have meaning?

Winner: Simin Habibian. Sad Afarin

Also Joe Gazor wrote: "Shileh-Pileh" is a phrase that butchers use to explain that their meat is lean, with no "Shileh or Pileh", which are the extra fat and skin removed and thrown away.

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