sandwich generation

noun

Definition of sandwich generation 

: a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children

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Amid this wry look at the sandwich generation, Pearson adds a dose of medical advice about hormone replacement therapy. Patty Rhule, USA TODAY, "'How Hard Can It Be?' Just ask Kate, who's turning 50 in hilarious, timely new novel," 4 June 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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