"a hard puppy to fill"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jul 27 00:13:39 UTC 2008

At 7/26/2008 05:32 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
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>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.]

I assume the nurse was concerned about foot comfort for her colleague
who was on her feet for most of her long shifts, and was referring to


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