[Ads-l] "... down a vicious cycle ..."

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 14 02:45:51 UTC 2015


Feels like confusion with downward spiral to me.
On Sep 11, 2015 7:09 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> From a U of Calif alumni bulletin.
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> I can recall the days when the phrase was,
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> "in a vicious circle."
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