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Saying in original language: Der Zug ist (für jemanden) abgefahren.
English translation of the saying: The train has departed (for someone).
Language: German
Meaning in English: Of Course, this can be meant literally, but it is also often used in a figurative way. Then it means that someone meanwhile doesn't have the chance anymore to succeed in something. For example: If you are fifty, you don't typically have the chance to learn a totally new high-skilled profession. The train has departed for him, he missed this train ... (concerning this matter)
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