[Ads-l] like a banshee

Christopher Philippo toff at MAC.COM
Fri May 20 13:10:04 EDT 2016

On May 20, 2016, at 12:21 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Someone on MSNBC says that Donald Trump is "fighting like a banshee"
> to keep from revealing his tax returns.
> Banshees are noted for howling, not fighting.  ISTR that HDAS has
> other, comparable exx.

Perhaps fighting consisting of just howling?  Ask the someone who keeps saying it.
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