brain-housing group

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Feb 1 00:38:14 UTC 2008

Means "skull, head, or mind."  Inconceivably omitted from HDAS.  All the exx. involve the Marine Corps:

  1976 Jack Kramer _Travels with the Celestial Dog_ (London: Wildwood House) 11 [ref. to Vietnam War]: California: Malfunction in the Brain Housing Group. 1983 Philip Caputo _DelCorso's Gallery_ (N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart) 128: Something must have happened to my brain housing group this afternoon, because professionalism doesn't seem like enough any more. 1997 _Marine Corps News Releases 08/22/97_ (Usenet: soc.veterans) (Aug. 23, 1997): However, with the catfish eagerly waiting, Begley did little but store this information in his "brain housing group." 2005 Customer Reviews: Generation Kill (Aug. 17) []: Much of the frustration experienced by these Marines is what has been continuously pounded into my "brain housing group" throughout my career.

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