[Ads-l] WOTY candidate

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 29 21:14:57 EDT 2017


The first (more or less) that I encountered was probably "the course of
least regret," in the late '80s.

JL

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:

> Well there's the circle of security, the line of duty and the triangle of
> opportunity. I'm sure there are more expressions that fit the template "the
> [geometric object] of [noun ending in -ty]".
>
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 2:33 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > How about "cone of uncertainty"?
> >
> > Originally a mystery flavor at Baskin-Robbins.
> >
> > JL
> >
> > ‚Äč
> >
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