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

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 1 23:33:38 EDT 2018


Not specific enough, can apply to anything. "Curtain-measuring" means
planning to move into (a home,,  or office), and counting on doing so.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 8:26 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu wrote:

> I thought the relevant folk-motif was *chicken-counting*.
>
> > On Nov 1, 2018, at 7:34 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 1430 "Air Castles".  (A.k.a. canceling the
> > fireworks barge.)
>
>

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