"stink up the room"

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Oct 31 16:35:53 UTC 2011

Yet the Braves were comfortably AHEAD of the Cardinals for most of the season--until those stinking Cardinals, at the very end, drove the Braves out of the wild-card room (or relied on the Phillies' stench to do so).


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Jonathan Lighter [wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:23 PM

'To present vexing difficulties or distractions.'

CNN reports that in the midst of the Cards'  dramatic drive to the
pennant and the World's Championship, "The Braves began stinking up
the room."


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