through the ringer

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu May 3 03:30:20 UTC 2007

"Plaintiff Roy Pearson, a judge in Washington, D.C., says in court
papers that he's been through the ringer over a lost pair of prized
pants he wanted to wear on his first day on the bench."

Destroyed the pun and the cliche and made it meaningless, all in one
dropped w.

Read the article if you want to see an example of a really
out-of-control lawyer...

James Harbeck.

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