[Ads-l] Heard on a "judge=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=9D_?=show:

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 29 14:06:09 EDT 2017


IIRC, Gene Evans  puts a pin back in a grenade in Sam Fuller's _The Steel
Helmet_ (1951).

Other than that, I can't recall a single instance of this trope in the
umpteen bazillion war movies I've watched since ca1960.

The usual old-movie cliche' is pulling the pin with your teeth.

Not recommended, even with a great dental plan.

JL

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 6:46 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> WG:  << with _put a pin in it_ which is also _a common phrase associated
> with moving on or putting something on hold_" >>
> WB:  I.e., putting a pin back in the grenade. Heard that enuf in movies.
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