[Ads-l] RES: ankle-biters

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 10 18:05:18 EDT 2018


Thanks, that makes it quite clear.

Mark Mandel


On Thu, May 10, 2018, 4:35 PM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here is a link to a five year old article using "ankle-biter" in a business
> context:
>
>
> https://www.forbes.com/sites/economaney/2013/03/24/the-ankle-biter-economy-rises/
>
> On Thu, May 10, 2018, 4:26 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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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