[Ads-l] New to me: "go pear-shaped"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 9 17:12:20 UTC 2016


On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:35 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

> On May 9, 2016, at 2:03 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >
> > Heard on an NCIS re-run a minute ago. About 118,000 hits. Definitions range
> > from the OD to the UD.
> >
> > Clearly, I'm behind the curve, again.
>
> Veddy British, no?  Has it invaded the Colonies?

Just a bit: https://britishisms.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/go-pear-shaped/

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