[Ads-l] RES: ankle-biters

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 10 16:26:33 EDT 2018


But that doesn't preclude an extension to a meaning like "small-time
competitors" or "nuisances", as somebody suggested.

Mark


On Thu, May 10, 2018, 10:53 AM George Thompson <george.thompson at nyu.edu>
wrote:

> So, "ankle-biters" are children.  I can't argue against the evidence,
> though I don't recall even being bitten on my ankle by one.  "Toe-biters"
> (their own toes) I could see.
> But the statement was  “But with hotels, we’re seeing more and more ankle
> biters."   “But with hotels, we’re seeing more and more children"?  Doesn't
> quite fit.
>
> GAT
>
>

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