[Ads-l] "Curtain-measuring" - confidence of ousting an incumbent office-holder

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 1 15:06:18 EDT 2018


Didn’t it use(d) to be “measuring the drapes”?
 
> On Nov 1, 2018, at 2:37 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> "curtain-measuring" - confidence of ousting incumbent office-holder.
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> State of the Midterms: Analyst predicts bigger House gains for Dems as Pelosi eyes gavel
> Adam Shaw
> By Adam Shaw | Fox News
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> Foxnews.com story about increasing confidence that Democrats will retake more seats in the house than previously expected.
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> "Even some in Pelosi's party are cautious about the pitfalls of overconfidence, amid recent reports of veteran operatives warning that the curtain-measuring echoes Democrats' confidence in the lead-up to the 2016 election, which now-President Trump won."
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