[Ads-l] How do people turn clich=?UTF-8?Q?=C3=A9s_?=bottomside upward?!

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 10 18:41:04 UTC 2015


I had the same thought, the idea being that the Koch brothers are
lining the pockets of the Justices, or at least have their hands in
said pockets.

Similar inversions (though they seem pretty rare online):

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/06/opensecrets-blogs-politiquizz-6-13-2011/
"Which Industries Are in the Pockets of Both Rand and Ron Paul?"

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/California-Court-Ruling-Medical-Marijuana-Local-Ban-206293491.html#comments
"YOU KNOW 'BIG CIGARETTE COMPANIES' ARE IN THE POCKETS OF MOST OF OUR
POLITICIANS."

http://hamptonroads.com/2015/04/chesapeake-council-votes-down-plan-cut-proffers
"I concur with many of you that developers are in the pockets of city
council members."


On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Joel Berson wrote:
>
> Possibly the utterer is thinking of the Kochs brothers' money in the Justice's
> pockets. More literal, and less metaphorically mysterious, than the Justices
> being in the Koch brothers' pockets?
>
>       From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU=20
>  Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 1:20 PM
>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] How do people turn clich=C3=A9s bottomside upward?!
>
> Nice.=C2=A0 Yup, another reversal.=C2=A0 Make room, "substitute",
> "let alone", "much less", and friends...=C2=A0 (The Justices in question would
> need deeper pockets than we know about if they're going to fit the Kochs in
> there.)
>
>
>> On Jul 10, 2015, at 12:30 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>
>> Facebookery:
>>
>> "The Koch brothers are in some of the Justices' pockets!"

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