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The phrase "a spot in retirement" can mean a physical place to spend your non-working years. In England, people who retire sometimes move to their dream place, often exchanging large family homes with smaller homes.  The phrase is a metaphor with the word "spot" which can be linked to a small physical place, often in a rural area, an idyllic place to spend well-earned free time. 

A spot in retirement is the place you would settle when you retire, a place that you will enjoy in your old age. A spot basically refers to a place.

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