[Ads-l] RES: trimming one's sails

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Tue Jun 22 12:56:24 EDT 2021


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

Zactly.
DAD


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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