[Ads-l] leave it all on the field

Bradley A. Esparza baesparza at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 22 16:11:25 EST 2016


In Rugby we say, leave it all on the pitch, especially before the last few
plays. Use every bit of energy, no saving it for later. Give it your all.

Brad Esparza

Bradley A. Esparza

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and
shot it.

- Truman Capote

On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 5:32 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Hillary Clinton told her campaign workers, "You left it all on the field,
> every single one of you."
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> Despite what you might think, "leaving everything on the field" is a *good*
> thing.  It means bringing everything to bear, going all out - though I'd
> like to know why.
>
> I first heard the phrase some months ago (from Kellyanne Conway, IIRC), in
> the form "We're going to leave everything on the field."
>
> JL
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