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 n.— «It was Alan Levy, the original editor-in-chief of The Prague Post, who first coined the phrase “rexpat” to describe an expat who goes home, realizes he can’t get Prague out of his mind, and returns.» —“Around Town” by Julie O’Shea The Prague Post (Czech Republic) Dec. 6, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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