[Ads-l] trimming one's sails

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 22 12:21:20 EDT 2021


One usually trims one's sails after one's wings have been clipped.
DanG


On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 7:16 AM David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote:

> From the NYT: ""The question before the court was a fairly narrow one, and
> the court responded with a narrow ruling," Alan said. "But what they did
> was
> trim the N.C.A.A.'s sails. They said that their power was not absolute and
> unchallenged." I do believe he meant "clip their wings."
> DAD
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