[Ads-l] throw shade on

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 13 23:36:22 UTC 2015

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 2:28 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> "to take a superior attitude; to
> criticize, demean, or insult; to diss or derogate."

Close enough for government work, not to be throwing shade or nothing.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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