It's obvious!---(a blend)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jun 27 16:46:08 UTC 2006

At 6/27/2006 11:01 AM, LH wrote:
>>No comment on "rise up".
>However it originated, it's now more likely than plain "rise" to be
>used in metaphorical contexts; the sun rises (rather than rises up)
>in the east, and the insurgents rise up (rather than just rise)
>against the central government.

It's "rise and shine", but "rise up against the capitalist oppressors".


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