Where they drove...

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 15 17:02:19 UTC 2006

Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> The phrase I've always been familiar with is "stay away in droves."  Movie reviewers seem to say it frequently, but not generally with a straight face.

This is reminiscent to me of "fans disguised as empty seats".

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