make like a tree

Dennis Baron debaron at UIUC.EDU
Fri Feb 27 17:51:23 UTC 2004

I think I began using "Make like a noun and decline" around 1960--I'd
just started Latin-- in response to the popularity of "Make like a tree
and leave,"  which seemed relatively new at the time.


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