"a hard puppy to fill"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 26 21:32:47 UTC 2008

Today a visiting nurse, talking about weekend staff shortages, said of a
co-worker who's just left the agency:
"She worked 12-hour shifts. That's a hard puppy to fill. That's a hard puppy
to fill."
[Yes, he repeated the sentence.]

Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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