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sandwich generationnoun [S]

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a way of referring to the ​group of ​people who have ​oldparents as well as ​youngchildren, so they have to take ​care both of ​theirparents and of ​theirchildren: She has written a ​play about Alzheimer's that is ​aimed at the ​sandwichgeneration.
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