Query: 1913 "trained to the minute"
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Tue Nov 27 13:48:34 UTC 2001
At 09:33 PM 11/26/2001 -0600, you wrote:
> I came across "trained to the minute" (= fully trained,
>expert) in a 1913 baseball article. But why "to the minute" here?
>Would anyone have any ideas on this?
It's still a current expression. Used in horse racing, also other sports,
also military. Used in modern Australia, NZ, UK, and even US:
I think it was once more common in the US than it is now. I don't know what
it means ... maybe "trained right up until the moment of the action/event"?
-- Doug Wilson
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