[Ads-l] "go pear-shaped"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 26 11:19:35 UTC 2014


Wha'?

'Go bad,' for some reason. (Not just figuratively "sag into into a pear
shape," as one might imagine.)

http://www.thefilmpie.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3100:review-lone-survivor&catid=36:reviews
:

This mission, described in the film as one with “a lot of moving parts”,
went pear shaped after the four men lost their communications and were then
seen by a goat herder and his two young sons.

JL

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