[Ads-l] "VERB at straws"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Thu Sep 22 00:01:09 EDT 2016


Concur, Wilson, but in this case, good enough for government work, as Someone is
so often fond of saying, and as Ben so majestically and succinctly
 demonstrated.

Robin

> 
>     On 22 September 2016 at 02:46 Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> 
>     On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
>     wrote:
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>     > clutch at straws
> 
> 
>     I've done that myself, upon occasion.
> 
> 
>     --
>     -Wilson
>     -----
>     All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>     come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>     -Mark Twain
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