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English definition of “sandwich generation”

sandwich generation

noun [S] uk   us  
a way of referring to the group of people who have old parents as well as young children, so they have to take care both of their parents and of their children: She has written a play about Alzheimer's that is aimed at the sandwich generation.
(Definition of sandwich generation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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