[Ads-l] Metaphor: The difficulty of dismounting a tiger

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 8 11:37:34 EST 2017

Way back in 2013 a thread discussed the metaphor of riding a tiger.
Now the Quote Investigator website has an entry on this topic:

Dictators Ride To and Fro Upon Tigers from Which They Dare Not Dismount

[Begin acknowledgement]
Great thanks to George Thompson whose inquiry led QI to formulate this
question and perform this exploration. Thanks also to discussants Joel
S. Berson and Charles C. Doyle.
[End acknowledgement]

Feedback welcome

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