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There is a Yidish expression "Vi Ah Grude Michel" - What does it mean and where did it originate?

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Where did you hear/see it, and in what context? – Dave Dec 13 '10 at 21:13
It is said as a "He is a real straight fellow" however I am not sure where the Michel comes in? – Gershon Gold Dec 13 '10 at 22:05
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It means what everyone is saying "He is a real straight fellow" But Mekel means a meek person it means more he does not have it in him to lie.

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Its a very common term to regular yiddish speakers – SimchasTorah Dec 14 '10 at 3:24
From Googling a bit, the term seems to be גראדע מעכל. – Dave Dec 14 '10 at 4:39

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