"(perking up), but not by a whole much"---(blend)

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at UMR.EDU
Tue Jul 18 21:11:28 UTC 2006

      A while back I heard a blend on TV and promptly jotted it down:
"perking up, but not by a whole much" ---- from "...but not by a whole lot" + "but not by very much."

Gerald Cohen

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