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The meaning of the phrase "fold like a cheap suit" is to collapse or give way under pressure, in other word, you choke.

Brad Keselowski has all characteristics needed to perform a "fold like a cheap suit" scenario:

1) He is very reactionary.

2) Big chip on his shoulder, he feels he is the black sheep of the NASCAR family.

3) He feels NASCAR likes to pick at him. A victim.

4) He knows there are drivers that don't want him to win this championship and as we  all know  "PARANOIA WILL DESTROY YA"

5) He is young and has shown signs of immaturity.

Brad Keselowski is his own worse enemy, not Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Edwards or countless others he aggravated on the track.

If he loses this championship, other than by mechanical failure, you can bet the house it will be because indeed he "folded like a cheap suit.

After listening to interview with his parents on the Speed channel and hearing about how he helped his mom and dad from losing everything, I got no choice but to pull for him, I guess I folded like a cheap suit after listening to the story.

God bless you Brad, good luck to you.

As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said.

November 18, 2012  12:26 PM ET

Maybe last year I would have thought so, but Brad has come such a long way this year, with regards to staying focused........I hope he wins the Championship.....he deserves it.....and it would be a more exciting end of the season than JJ winning it.

November 18, 2012  12:39 PM ET
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Maybe last year I would have thought so, but Brad has come such a long way this year, with regards to staying focused........I hope he wins the Championship.....he deserves it.....and it would be a more exciting end of the season than JJ winning it.

He got a fan in me today.....maybe not next year but today I'm on board...lol

November 18, 2012  01:36 PM ET

He's got as much pressure on him as JJ does. JJ could still take it if luck is on his side.I hope it is Kes that wins it, just to have someone different. It is all about luck today.

November 18, 2012  06:32 PM ET

The answer is obviously, "apparently not."


Looks like Jimmie's crew folded under pressure, as did the whoever put together his power train.

November 18, 2012  07:10 PM ET

Brad stayed cool and calm and they made no mistakes. Congrats to Brad, his team, his CC and to Penske. well done by everyone.

November 19, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Brad ran a smart, albeit boring race Sunday and came away with the big prize.

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November 20, 2012  11:26 AM ET

Told you your comments would get removed. Whiny boy can't take the heat.

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November 21, 2012  05:13 AM ET
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Cheap suit? Not to be confused with a cheap tent. Must be green behind the ears and the fan is going to hit the roof. Oh well, you can't change the spots on an old dog. And that's as much fun as shooting monkeys in a barrel. At least a rolling stone is worth two in the bush.

To be fair, "folded like a cheap suit" is a common phrase, one which I've heard more than a few times during my lifetime. Google it. You'll find more refs to his phrase than yours.

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November 22, 2012  10:25 PM ET
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I saw that, too, Nerb, and as far as I can tell, it's one of those things which has been misstated so many times that it has become commonly (mis)used. You know, like a team getting untracked, which makes little sense. I always heard that "he folded like a house of cards" and "all over him like a cheap suit." Folded like a cheap suit makes no sense.

A cheap suit refers to the fact that they are made of cheap and thin material that folds and wrinkles easily, in other words "it collapses under pressure" .That was the reference I was making....does that make sense now.....look it up.....

November 22, 2012  10:26 PM ET
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To be fair, "folded like a cheap suit" is a common phrase, one which I've heard more than a few times during my lifetime. Google it. You'll find more refs to his phrase than yours.

A cheap suit refers to the fact that they are made of cheap and thin material that folds and wrinkles easily, in other words "it collapses under pressure" .That was the reference I was making....does that make sense now.....look it up.....

 
November 22, 2012  10:26 PM ET
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Cheap suit? Not to be confused with a cheap tent. Must be green behind the ears and the fan is going to hit the roof. Oh well, you can't change the spots on an old dog. And that's as much fun as shooting monkeys in a barrel. At least a rolling stone is worth two in the bush.

A cheap suit refers to the fact that they are made of cheap and thin material that folds and wrinkles easily, in other words "it collapses under pressure" .That was the reference I was making....does that make sense now.....look it up.....

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