Iraqi says: Local singer would not entertain

An Iraqi say, says that "Local singer, would not entertain", I love these types of says that are full of wisdom.

What it means is that you would not trust that the local singer (or any local profession person) to do as much better as the one that is not local.
Just like when you go to buy a car from a dealer outside of the city in the same time that you know that your dealer relative has exactly the same car and can sell it to you in the same time and may be price.
This shows the personality of Iraqis that they don't trust the close side of talent, even when they proof they are good and can give you the same product.
Does that make sense?
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