nothing to brag home about

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Mar 25 17:15:26 UTC 2012

On Mar 25, 2012, at 10:09 AM, Michael Sheehan wrote:

> Candy Crowley used "nothing to brag home about" when interviewing
> someone this morning. It sounds strange to my ears, something like a
> hybrid of "look what the cat dragged home" and "nothing to brag
> about." It's the word <home> that seems out of place.

surely a blend of "nothing to brag about" and "nothing to write home about".

> Imagine my
> surprise when I found out that it produces 45,000 hits on Google.


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