[Ads-l] let down = 'let up'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 9 20:39:10 UTC 2015


Allow me to disagree with my esteemed colleague.

Except for the possibility of the Mark Twains (from 1866), I don't see
anything that sounds to me like Kimmie's use of "let down."

Which is not so much to 'diminish or dwindle or relax' as it is to 'relent.'

JL

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