[Ads-l] Not something to lose sleep over, but...

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 1 11:22:21 UTC 2015


More cliche' than idiom.

JL

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:20 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 10:59 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
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> > Not sure why the phrase is classified as an idiom; perhaps the degree
> > of exaggeration and distortion is relevant.
> >
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> Well, Garson, I am drafting, in response to that suggestion, a reply in
> depth which, upon its completion in the very near future, I fully intend to
> post to this listserv. But...
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> Younevereknow.
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> Don't lose any sleep over it. ;-)
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