"Drown the rat"?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Sep 29 19:16:12 UTC 2007

In the press conference after yesterday's Presidents [no apostrophe
in the Boston Globe] Cup matches, speaking about his falling into the
water attempting a shot, Woody Austin said "I probably just drowned
the rat and came out fresh as a daisy."

Anything beyond the literal in this?


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