"measuring the drapes"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 11 13:54:59 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Now fully lexicalized.
> Gloria Borger on CNN: "Measuring the drapes is never a good political
> strategy."
> No explanatory antecedent, no ref. to where the "drapes" might be.

I looked into political drape-measuring back in '08:



Ben Zimmer

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