"acronym" widening (again)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 10 05:15:01 UTC 2009

"You said organization?  That's an acronym for quarterback."

--Matt Millen, football commentator on ESPN, on why the Colts,
Steelers, and Patriots will end up on top of the conference
standings.  The meaning is something like "shorthand for".


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